Piyush Rewatkar on Enforceability of Mediation/Conciliation Clauses in India

INTRODUCTION In India, if parties have chosen arbitration as a method of dispute resolution by way of an agreement, then in case of any dispute between them they have to resort only to arbitration and the courts do not interfere in the matter. But this is not true for either mediation or conciliation; there is … Continue reading Piyush Rewatkar on Enforceability of Mediation/Conciliation Clauses in India

Adrija Bhowal on Mediation for Settlement of Sexual Harassment Disputes

Arbitration mainly deals with labour and contractual disputes. Even so, in today’s day and age, numerous grievances, especially in the work place involve settlement of disputes through mediation. One of the earliest and most widely known example of grievance mediation would be the United Mine Workers of America in the bituminous coal industry, which laid … Continue reading Adrija Bhowal on Mediation for Settlement of Sexual Harassment Disputes

Aadity Pradeep on Mediation: Acknowledge the diversity before you act upon it!

Disputes are manifestations of “people problems rather than legal problems”. A person’s cultural background pervades the entire mediation process and must be considered while reaching mediated settlements. This becomes especially relevant in the realm of International Relations, where crises between two culturally dissimilar states are resolved through mediation. Culture itself encompasses values, norms and standard … Continue reading Aadity Pradeep on Mediation: Acknowledge the diversity before you act upon it!

Parina Muchhala on Mediation of Consumer Disputes in India: An Aid to the Indian Legal System

Introduction The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018, was recently passed in the Indian Lok Sabha. Interestingly, Section 37 of the Bill gives District Commissions the power to refer suitable consumer disputes to mediation. This emulates the belief of the Law Commission of India in its 129thReport, and that of the Supreme Court in Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. and … Continue reading Parina Muchhala on Mediation of Consumer Disputes in India: An Aid to the Indian Legal System

Shauree Gaikwad on Implications of Section 12A of the Commercial Courts (Amendment) Act, 2018

Introduction Mediation has been recognized as an alternative form of dispute settlement by Section 89 (1) (d) of the Civil Procedure Code, 1908[1]. Recently, mediation has been gaining statutory recognition by the amendment made to The Commercial Courts Act, 2015 and also with it being introduced in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and The … Continue reading Shauree Gaikwad on Implications of Section 12A of the Commercial Courts (Amendment) Act, 2018

Mohit Mokal on Pre-Litigation Mediation Model in India

Introduction Mediation can be most simply defined as party oriented negotiation, facilitated by a neutral third party, helping reach a workable solution that is mutually acceptable. Mediation has existed in India since before its colonial times centuries ago through the Panchayat system but was overshadowed by Common Law during the British rule. However, it is … Continue reading Mohit Mokal on Pre-Litigation Mediation Model in India

Alice Sharma on Domestic Violence, To Mediate or Not to Mediate

Domestic violence sadly, is rampant and common in Indian families. Section 3 of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 defines Domestic violence in a comprehensive manner, comprising of physical, mental, verbal, emotional, sexual and economic abuse, harassment for dowry, and acts of threatening to abuse the victim or any other person related to her.[1]To put … Continue reading Alice Sharma on Domestic Violence, To Mediate or Not to Mediate