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Mediation as a Nation Building Tool

PNG / March 29, 2015

Justice Kandakasi, a justice of the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea, published an extensive piece exploring the impact of ADR and Mediation as a tool for nation building.  The judge has long been recognized as a leading proponent for the use of mediation in the resolution of disputes in PNG and beyond.

Kandakasi experienced the critical need for mediation firsthand after the devastating impact of the conflicts in Bougainville, a thriving region in PNG whose economy and infrastructure was brought low by conflicts between mining investment firms and landowners.  Seeing both the damage and suffering the conflict generated, and the subsequent stalemate between both parties through the litigation process, Kandakasi contends that mediation offers the best probability for an amiable, long term solution for both parties.

 

Read Judge Kandakasi’s full report at:  ftp://ftp.im.com.au/MED12/FinalPapers/Ambeng%20Kandakasi.pdf

 

 

 

 

 











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