Monday, February 07, 2005

MEDIATION URGED FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS

The Sri Lankan Daily News reports that the Legal Aid Commission in Sri Lanka has requested that a special mediation law be extended to cover all tsunami-related disputes that will inevitably rise in the aftermath of December's disaster. The goal here is to ensure that indigent victims would have a speedy and affordable means of obtaining redress for their losses. Mediation is certainly an effective way to accomplish such a goal, particularly in light of the fact that there will undoubtedly be numerous claims and disputes resulting from the resettlement and reconstruction process.