To link to this article, copy this persistent link:
(Sep 29, 2010) The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new system will give people a way to settle disputes without turning to the courts. The boards will comprise volunteers who are respected in the community. Police officers will send minor disputes to the boards to be resolved. Such mediation boards are common elsewhere in Sri Lanka, handling thousands of matters each week to spare the resources of the courts. (Sri Lanka Government to Introduce Mediatory Boards for Northern Province, COLOMBO PAGE (Sept. 22, 2010), http://www.colombopage.com/archive_10B/Sep27_1285599509KA.php.)
The Northern Province, with its capital at Jaffna, was beyond the control of the central government at times during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in May 2009. (Sri Lanka Country Profile, BBC NEWS (May 5, 2010), http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/country_profiles/1168427.stm.)
|Author:||Constance Johnson More by this author|
|Topic:||Civil procedure More on this topic|
|Jurisdiction:||Sri Lanka More about this jurisdiction|
Search Legal News
Find legal news by topic, country, keyword, date, or author.
Global Legal Monitor RSS
Get the Global Legal Monitor delivered to your inbox. Sign up for RSS service.
The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can find previous news by searching the GLM.
Last updated: 09/29/2010