The Role Indigenous Institutions in Resolving Land Related Conflicts: A Case Study of Two Kebeles in Fogera Woreda , North-West Ethiopia

Balew Baye Assefa


This study sought to study the role of traditional conflict resolution in the context of mediation council among two kebeles of Fogera District. The study also attempted to explore the procedures mediators used during the resolutions. In order to realize these objectives, the study employed qualitatively designed research methods. Observation and case study were employed to generate data used for the analysis. The findings of the study showed that the traditional council of conflict resolutions has played a vital role in dispute resolution. Members of the mediation council exerted their effort to control the course of the mediations which had direct impact on the final decision to be made. Indeed, the cases showed that the council members mostly advocated win-win approach to the problem sustainably.  The study, therefore, suggests some areas of research to be undertaken in the future.

Keywords: Conflict, Claimant, Defendant, Resolution, Mediation and Mediator.  

DOI: 10.7176/IAGS/83-01

Publication date:June 30th 2020

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