To organize a group of three or more people who can take a decision. For this dispute. Or for a number of similar disputes.
In Cambodia facilitators can be elected from a list of 7 people to form together the commune dispute resolution committee. people have indicated that they experience this election as a good way to set up a fair process
In Rwanda local judges Abunzi, each party can choose a judge from a list of 15 people who are elected in the community. These judges togther choose the third party, who is usually the secretary of the Abunzi court.
The influence of tribunal chairs or adjudicators in informal proceedings should not be underestimated. In the absence of representation, tribunal chairs bear responsibility for the fairness of the proceedings, although there are few immediate controls on their behaviour and there is no formal monitoring of their performance.
Tribunals and Informal Justice, Hazel Genn The Modern Law Review Limited 1993
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