Assistant Professor, GLA University; Writing Fellow, COMPOSE, Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia, Indonesia
*Corresponding Author: Swati Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, GLA University; Writing Fellow, COMPOSE, Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia, Indonesia.
Received: August 10, 2023; Published: October 12, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the arbitration process in India. The Indian courts have been closed or operating at reduced capacity, which has caused delays in the resolution of disputes. This has led to a backlog of cases and an increase in the time it takes for disputes to be resolved. Additionally, many parties to disputes have been unable to participate in arbitration proceedings because of travel restrictions and quarantine measures.
The Indian government has taken steps to address these challenges. The Indian Council of Arbitration has issued guidelines for conducting virtual arbitration proceedings, which have allowed for the resolution of disputes to continue even during the pandemic. The government has also passed legislation to allow for the use of video conferencing and other technology to conduct arbitration proceedings.
Despite these efforts, there are still concerns that the pandemic is having a negative impact on the arbitration process in India. Some parties to disputes may be unable to participate in virtual proceedings due to a lack of access to technology or other barriers. Additionally, there is a risk that the backlog of cases and delays in the resolution of disputes may cause undue hardship for parties to disputes, particularly small businesses, and individuals. Overall, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant challenges to the arbitration process in India, but the government and other organizations have taken steps to mitigate these challenges and continue resolving disputes.
Keywords: COVID-19; Arbitration in India; Human Rights
Citation: Swati Chakraborty. “COVID-19 and Arbitration in India- Human Rights Issues and Challenges".Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 6.11 (2023): 21-25.
Copyright: © 2023 Swati Chakraborty. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.