The Conciliation & Arbitration Boards operate in over 19 jurisdictions and in over 25 countries around the world; along with a strong online presence to support individuals in remote locations.
Our presence in Australia, New Zealand & Papua New Guinea Region.


Given litigation is often lengthy, expensive, and adversarial, there is a growing recognition that it is not the most effective way to resolve disputes. In 1986, Mawlana Hazar Imam created the Conciliation and Arbitration Board (CAB), and incorporated provisions in the Ismaili Constitution which encourage the amicable resolution of disputes within the Ismaili community. CAB aims to assist people resolve their disputes, whether matrimonial or commercial, in an equitable, speedy, confidential and cost-effective manner. The CAB process complies with relevant laws and is driven by Islamic ethics including harmony, respect, compassion, and integrity.

Appointed and voluntary CAB members from across Australia and New Zealand, at the end of 2023 underwent an intensive five-day Mediation and Conciliation Training Programme with Certified International Trainers in Sydney, which equipped them with the required skills and knowledge to perform mediations and assist in conflict resolution in accordance with global best practices.