Informal Dispute Resolution in the North East and Puttalam

Informal Dispute Resolution in the North East and Puttalam

Informal dispute resolution seemingly offers many advantages over formal means of redress. In particular, it is more flexible than the judicial system and can tackle issues which may be addressed by formal mechanisms.

This study, commissioned under UNHCR's 'Peaceful Co-existence Initiative', was conceived to identify existing mediation and informal dispute resolution mechanism at the local level, which may assist in the reintegration and reconciliation of local communities.

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Informal Dispute Resolution in the North East and Puttalam

Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was formed in 1996 in the firm belief that there is an urgent need to strengthen institution- and capacity-building for good governance and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka and that non-partisan civil society groups have an important and constructive contribution to make to this process. Focusing primarily on issues of governance and conflict resolution, CPA is committed to programmes of research and advocacy through which public policy is critiqued, alternatives identified and disseminated.