Mediation is amicable conflict resolution : Himachal judge


Himachal Pradesh’s acting Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir highlighted the importance of mediation as a method of resolving conflict at Shimla on Sunday.

Speaking at a regional conference on mediation organised in this capital town by the Himachal Pradesh Legal Services Authority, he said mediation has great potential for providing satisfying solutions to disputes.

He also said, “Mediation attempts to change a dispute from a ‘win-lose’ to ‘win-win’ situation. Such alternative dispute resolution mechanisms not only benefit the masses, but lawyers and other professionals are also likely to have avenues for diversification.”

Legal officials said that 201 mediators have been trained in the state up to now, and 210 cases have been settled during mediation proceedings till October this year.

A handbook on mediation was released by the acting chief justice.

The mediation monitoring committee of the high court will be organising camps to expose youth to constructive and cordial ways of resolving differences.

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