The Impact of Mediation in India

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Arjun Pal

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law; O. P. Jindal Global University, Jindal Global Law School

Date Written: April 30, 2017


Mediation is a dynamically structured voluntary dispute resolution process where a neutral third party helps the disputing parties in resolving a conflict between them by using specialized communication and negotiation techniques. These techniques are in turn designed in a manner that facilitates the process of mediation and dispute resolution. The concept of mediation has evolved in the latter half of the 20th century, however, the roots of mediation can be traced way back to the ancient Indian legal systems for example the systems known as the “Gram Panchayats” and “Nyaya Panchayats” and, that were popular widely prevalent in ancient rural India. Presently, even though the popularity of the Panchayat systems may have dwindled, this system still exists in various parts of rural India and the Indian government is making incessant efforts to revive these indigenous justice delivery methods by allocating funds for their reinvigorated functioning

Keywords: Mediation, Arbitration, India, ADR

Suggested Citation

Pal, Arjun, The Impact of Mediation in India (April 30, 2017). Available at SSRN: or

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