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“Defusing Violence in South Africa: The Move to Establish Community Dispute Resolution Centers.”

National Institute for Dispute Resolution., C F D
June 4, 2015

Source: (1993) Forum (Winter):23-27.

This interview with the acting director of South Africa’s Community Dispute Resolution Trust at the Center for Applied Legal Studies of the University of the Witwatersrand focuses on the nature and operation of community dispute resolution centers in black townships. The Community Dispute Resolution Trust is a committee of six individuals who help fund and guide the development of community dispute resolution centers that use mediation to resolve conflicts among community residents. The system of dispute resolution centers is not intended to replace the court system, but rather to provide an alternative for people who prefer to address their conflicts through a neighborhood institution composed of their peers.


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