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Community mediation in Malaysia: the challenges in practising mediation

Abdul Hak, Nora and Ambaras Khan, Hanna (2015) Community mediation in Malaysia: the challenges in practising mediation. In: 4th International Conference on Law & Society (ICLAS IV) 2015 , 10th-11th May 2015, Auditorium, Academic Building (UniSZA), Kuala Trengganu.

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Community mediation programme is designed by the Department of National Unity and Integration to provide mediation as a method of dispute resolution at community level. The Department trained “Ahli Jawatankuasa Rukun Tetangga” (Peaceful Neighbourhood Committees) to be the community mediator. The objectives of this paper is study the challenges facing by the community mediators and the Department in practising and providing mediation services to the community, respectively. In writing this paper, qualitative and library based research method were adopted by the authors in gathering data. From the data collected, it is found that mediators are yet to be recognised, there is not much effort to promote community mediation programme, there is lack of information in training provided to the mediators and support from the DNUI for mediators to move forward and the budget for community mediation programme is not much. It is suggested that the community mediation programme in Malaysia to have a proper structure rather than the current loose structure under the Unity Management Department, Department of National Unity and Integration as to ensure that the challenges will be overcome and the programme will be successful and benefited the Malaysians.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 807/43357 (ISBN: 978-967-0899-00-8)
Uncontrolled Keywords: community mediation, dispute resolution, Rukun Tetangga, challenges
Subjects: K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Nora Abdul Hak
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 10:18
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 09:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43357

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