SC judges say draft Mediation Bill will make India hub of mediation

Hyderabad: The Supreme Court judges and former judges said that the draft Mediation Bill, 2021, which Parliament is discussing, will make India an emerging hub of institutional mediation once it is legislated.

Former Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana said it would be useful for the judiciary, litigants and there will be demand for efficient mediators either from the legal profession or domain experts in various fields.

He was speaking at an event to mark India Mediation Day, organised by the International Arbitration and Mediation Centre (IAMC) here. Supreme Court judge Justice Hima Kohli, former judges Justice Lavu Nageshwara Rao and Justice R.V. Raveendran spoke on the relevance of mediation and shared insights to enhance the practice of mediation.

The speakers said that the Mediation Bill mandated compulsory mediation for disputes and provides a mechanism for enforcing mediated settlement agreements.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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