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In Mediation We Must Trust

Professional mediators know how to focus on interests and not on positions. Both sides need a win-win situation, where they can step away from conflict without a loss of face.

The US Supreme Court's Dred Scott judgment of 1857 upheld slavery and led to the American Civil War. Deep inside the bylanes of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh lies a patch of land, all of 0.313 acres but easily the most contested piece of real estate in India. This dispute has cost many thousands of lives over the past 30 years; the fear is that many more may still be killed.

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