Justice Tashi Rabastan of J&K High Court today underscored the significance of mediation in judicial dispensation, saying this is a viable mode to resolve disputes without going into litigation for years.
"The mechanism of mediation is needed to be made robust and attractive for the parties involved in disputes", Justice Tashi said while speaking at the conclusion of the 3-Day Refresher Workshop on Mediation for Lawyers, organized by the Mediation and Conciliation Committee of the High Court in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Government.
Tashi Rabstan laid emphasis on the need for establishing an environment conducive to constructive negotiations, describing this as the core mantra for successful outcome of Mediation process.
Justice Sindhu Sharma of J&K High Court, while delivering valedictory address, traced the roots of mediation in the Indian ethos and culture and observed that this mode of justice dispensation could emerge as most effective tool to achieve dispute resolution.
"By switching over to mediation in optimum number of cases, we will not only be connecting ourselves to roots but also changing the overall perception about justice delivery system", Justice Sharma said.
Speakers and resource persons, while elaborating on their specified topics, emphasized the need for promoting mediation as the way forward to dispute resolution in appropriate cases.
Internationally known resource persons for the concluding day sessions were J.P. Singh, Sudhanshu Batra, Sadhana Ramachandran, Veena Ralli, Amita Sehgal and Anuj Aggarwal.
Justice Sanjeev Kumar, Registrar General, J&K High Court, Sanjay Dhar, Judicial officers, senior advocates from Delhi Bar Association and High Court, Registrar Rules, Registrar Judicial, Registrar Vigilance, Registrar, Secretaries of DLSA Udhampur, Ramban, Samba and Reasi besides Judicial Officers were present on the concluding day of the workshop.