The Dispute Resolution Centre Trinidad and Tobago, (the Centre) was initially developed by the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and officially launched on August 24, 1996, by the Honourable Chief Justice, Michael de la Bastide.

The Centre, however, is a completely autonomous and neutral organisation, administered by its own Board of Directors.


To be the provider of choice for “Out-of-Court” dispute resolution services based on the highest standards of Integrity, Trust and Service Excellence.



  1. To service local and international dispute resolution needs in commercial and non-commercial sectors;
  2. To collaborate with the legal fraternity and other relevant industry organisations;
  3. To train and empower clients to resolve disputes;
  4. To foster widespread awareness and adoption of alternative dispute resolution approaches within communities locally, regionally and internationally.