The Court of Arms. Photo credit: Solomon Islands Government.

The Court of Arms. Photo credit: Solomon Islands Government.

The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government through the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs will soon formalise the establishment of an Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) steering committee.

A government statement said the committee will be responsible for the formulation of legal and administrative frameworks for the introduction of an Alternative Dispute Resolution as a formal dispute resolution methodology.

Meanwhile, National Consultant for Law and Justice in the Prime Minister’s Office, Chris Waiwori said the DCC Government introduces the ADR initiative and other mediation and arbitration processes to relief the formal court system of its ‘pressing’ workload.

He said this issue has resulted in huge financial losses to businesses, the absence of development in rural areas, hence slowing down national economic growth and confrontations between disputing parties.

Mr Waiwori adds he is optimistic that the ADR will be formally incorporated into the mainstream national judicial system as an alternative to litigation.


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