Kathmandu, Arpil 29: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumser JB Rana has said the culture of settling disputes through mediation would help build smooth relations between the two (disputing) parties, thus contributing to the creation of a just and peaceful society.
While inaugurating the Second National Conference of Mediators in Kathmandu today, the chief justice was of the view of promoting the practice of mediation which he said helps resolve disputes relatively in a short span of time and in less expense than through a court system, increasing people’s access to justice.
Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, articulated that arbitration, as an alternative way of settling disputes, would safeguard people’s right to justice.
Similarly, Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lalbabu Pandit said the exercise and promotion of mediation would automatically reduce the court’s workload with bringing down the pressure of cases.
President of Nepal Bar Association (NBA), an umbrella organization of legal practitioners, Chandeshwor Shrestha, advised legal practitioners to give priority to mediation in course of resolving disputes. (RSS)