Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


In India, attempts to provide speedy and informal resolution of disputes through conciliation and mediation have focused on the institution of the Lok Adalat, which means the "people's courts." The Lok Adalat courts aim at extending access to the judicial system and providing a means of dispute resolution which is sensitive to the variety of indigenous methods. This Article examines the Lok Adalat courts both theoretically and in practice.