Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana on Saturday highlighted the requirement for a law to make mediation the mandatory first step in the dispute resolution process. He was speaking at the India - Singapore Mediation Summit (ISMS2021), on with the theme of Making Mediation Mainstream.
The CJI also spoke of the need for checks and balances to be put in place, to strengthen the Mediation offering and the ADR ecosystem.
The Chief Justice of Singapore, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon also delivered a Keynote Address at the Summit and referenced previous conversations with CJI Ramana on the subject of Mediation.
Other highlights of ISMS2021, were: opening remarks by Mr. Edwin Tong SC, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and Second Minister for Law, Singapore; felicitations and perspectives by Mr. Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog, India; a fireside chat with leaders from the judicial, legal, business, and mediation world.
There was also a welcome address by Mr. George Lim SC, Chairman of Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), and closing remarks by Ms. Rukmani Menon of CAMP Arbitration and Mediation Practice (CAMP), and by Mr. Mehernosh Shapoorjee of Mediation Mantras.