The Roles and Functions of Mediators

Mediators can contribute to the settlement of disputes by creating favorable conditions for dealing with them. This can occur through;

  • Providing an appropriate physical environment this is through selection of neutral venues, appropriate seating arrangement, visual aids and security.

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Mediation in Zambia and Statistics

Mediation in Zambia was introduced in 2000 after a Zambian delegation consisting of late Supreme Court Judge Peter Chitengi, Supreme Court Judge Phillip Musonda (then Chief Administrator of the Judiciary), High Court Judge Nigel Mutuna (then Secretary of The Law Association of Zambia-LAZ) were invited to Washington.D.C. and Richmond, Virginia from February 12 to February 19, 2000 in order to establish the foundation for suitable Zambian court annexed mediation and training programs.

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