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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Country: USA
  • City: Washington
  • Type of organization: professional organization
  • Date of creation: -
  • Interests: ADR - Arbitration
  • Fields of expertise: Commercial & Business Disputes

[edit] Description

The Association for Conflict Resolution is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

ACR embraces and acknowledges the full spectrum of peaceful conflict resolution and recognizes the value of cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural connections to enhance conflict resolution choices universally.

[edit] Vision

“All people know their choices for conflict resolution”.

[edit] Mission

“ACR gives voice to the choices for quality conflict resolution”.

[edit] ACR's Legislative and Public Policy Leadership

ACR's Legislative and Public Policy efforts are focused on promoting the field of conflict resolution to the general public; informing members about, and shaping, important public policy developments in the field; and creating the structures for ACR to support the growth of the field.

The Legislative Public Policy (LPP) Committee is co-chaired by Cindy Cook and Sharon Press. The LPP coordinates ACR's legislative and public policy initiatives.

  • Collaborative and Cooperative Law – ACR has formed a Collaborative and Cooperative Law Workgroup (CCLWG) to develop objective educational materials that compare various ADR processes and to develop opportunities for the ADR community to engage in dialogue regarding collaborative and cooperative law. The CCLWG is a Subcommittee of the ACR Legislative and Public Policy Committee. Workgroup members represent a broad spectrum of professional organizations and viewpoints
  • Revised Uniform Arbitration Act (RUAA) —ACR endorsed the RUAA in June, 2006. The resolution adopted by the Board of Directors reads: “Resolved, that the Association for Conflict Resolution approves the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act (RUAA), promulgated by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) in 2000. The RUAA is an appropriate Act for those states desiring to adopt the specific law suggested therein, without modification, but with acknowledgement of the concern that the RUAA does not expressly exclude application to labor arbitration under collective bargaining agreements.” The endorsement concludes a process that included legislative analysis, a proposal submitted for member comment, a review by leaders of key ACR Sections and a final legislative review using principled criteria.
  • Conflict Resolution Day —ACR has created an international day of recognition for conflict resolution, in order to increase public awareness about conflict resolution and its many benefits. The event is held on the third Thursday in October each year. The first Conflict Resolution Day was celebrated in 2005, and involved events in several countries and 22 U.S. states.

[edit] Contact

5151 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20016 – USA

Phone: 202-464-9700

Fax: 202-464-9720

Email: membership@acrnet.org

Official Website

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