Locus Mediation - Justice Centres Uganda

Locus Mediation

Locus mediations are carried out at the location of the dispute or away from JCU offices. These are usually undertaken especially in land related cases where there is need to see the land in dispute and hear from neighbours. It can also be undertaken in instances where parties come from remote places and face difficulty in accessing JCU offices due to financial constraints, physical disability, advanced age or due to other limitations.

Locus mediations are sometimes used as an opportunity to raise awareness to the people in attendance on the issues in dispute as such mediations usually attract large groups of people. For purposes of confidentiality, permission must however be sought from the parties before every person is allowed to participate in the process. Matters of a personal nature are not mediated in public.