International Dispute Resolution
The International Dispute Resolution (IDR) team's area of research focuses on the use of dispute resolution methods:
- on an inter-state level,
- between states and international organisations, and
- between states and private entities and individuals.
Primarily with a regional focus, the team's research examines all forms of dispute resolution methods including negotiation, fact finding, conciliation, mediation, arbitration and adjudication. The IDR team's work also involves and intersects with that of other focus areas to create areas of synergy in CIL.
Ultimately, the objective of the IDR team's research is to provide data-backed information for states and other end-users as to the differences between the various dispute resolution methods and the considerations that might be involved in deciding which method to use. The team also aims to produce academic research work that is at the forefront of this field.
The IDR focus area also includes the Practice Fellowship scheme, whose objective is to train young Singaporean lawyers in the practice of international law through their involvement in various cases with leading practitioners in the field.