Welcome to KÍÌLÚMÁYA Center
To promote access to justice and make Dispute Resolution more cost effective by using Technology.
Our Mission is to:
- Promote Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) particularly Mediation and other conflict resolution mechanisms;
- Encourage the use of technology to facilitate dispute resolution; and
- Utilize technology to develop Knowledge and Skills of Dispute Resolvers in the African Communities.
How It Works
We are creating a fully automated Online Dispute Resolution platform that is easy for you to use. Coming Soon!
About The KÍÌLÚMÁYA Center
For THE PEACE OF SOCIETY
KÍÌLÚMÁYA Center is inspired by the ethos espoused in the ground breaking book titled “Things Fall Apart”. There, the tragic consequences of the failure to resolve basic human conflict is laid bare for all to see. The KÍÌLÚMÁYA Center is established “so that things don’t fall apart”. Literally, this translates as “the peace of the Society”.
KÍÌLÚMÁYA Center is inspired by the ethos espoused in the ground breaking book titled “Things Fall Apart”. There, the tragic consequences of the failure to resolve basic human conflict is laid bare for all to see. The KÍÌLÚMÁYA Center is established “so that things do not fall apart”. Literally, this translates as “the peace of the Society”
The KÍÌLÚMÁYA Center is a Dispute Resolution platform. Our services are available fully online integrating technology with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for convenience, bringing savings in cost and time for more efficient dispute resolution processes.
It has been developed out of the need to move dispute resolution away from the courts. Research has shown the need to gravitate everyday social disputes towards Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes. These processes and techniques, particularly Mediation, are more collaborative processes that employ flexible and culturally sensitive problem-solving techniques.
Lord Diplock in Bremer v. South India Shipping Corp, Ltd
“every civilized system of government required that the State makes available to all its citizens, a means for the just and peaceful settlement of disputes between them.”
The Nigerian Justice System for example like so many other jurisdictions in Africa has its shortcomings highlighted by several scholars. Their primary concerns included delay, inadequate infrastructure, court congestion, apparent and perceived corruption, case backlog, insufficient judicial officers and high cost of litigation.
Alternative Dispute Resolutionprocesses such as mediation and expert conflict resolution have existed in many African societies including Nigeria before the introduction and adoption of the Western concept of litigation. The promotion and integration of ADR in some Court systems across the continent has encouraged the growth of ADR.
Notwithstanding the integration of ADR in the Court system, the total closure of the entire Court structure for a long period in 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic has had a devastating effect on access to justice.
KÍÌLÚMÁYA Center therefore hopes to encourage the use of technology for efficient and effective dispute resolution by adopting non-adversarial, efficient and effective forms of resolution for both civil and commercial disputes.