Bello Adesina Temitayo


This article examines mediation and negotiation as a remedy to conflicts happening around the world. Based on the fact that human beings and conflicts are inseparable, it is imperative to seek out for methods in resolving these disputes without spilling blood. Mediation which alters the dynamics of negotiation has proven to be an important tool in resolving conflict at various fields. The article takes account of certain conflicts such as the Iraq-Iran conflict, Kuwait-Iraq invasion and the Nigerian-Cameroon border disputes and examined the interplay of mediation and negotiation in resolving such complex disputes. The article highlights the efficacy of mediation and its ability to resolve disputes in the most amicable way possible, proving in every sense solutions to disputes without the loss of lives providing a neutral party and professional assistance as regards conflicts brought for its relief. It concludes that these Alternative Dispute Resolution processes should be utilized more often as it is more advantageous coupled with the successive outcomes it guarantees. Finally, this article recommends that resolutions are done through mediation reducing the need for military aggression in the guise of resolving disputes, encourage parties’ dialogue and promote resolution agreement that will be of public benefits.

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