Though in the beginning ADR was restricted to civil litigation slowly it has entered in to the sphere of criminal law. With the changing times, we have to introduce ADR to other areas also, where there is more litigation and where the traditional courts would take time in resolving the issues. One such area is environmental litigation. The nature of the litigation in the environmental sphere is not complex. In case mediation is used as a tool of dispute resolution rather than litigation in the traditional courts, the results would be more fruitful. The unique characteristics of environmental litigation require a change in the application of ADR.
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