I was delighted to be invited as a discussant at the conference that gave rise to the present volume. I was also worried because, even though I have done some writing on the rule of law,1 I am not a specialist on the judiciary. My pleasure was confirmed by learning a lot from a lively and challenging conference, a spirit that is well echoed by the present volume. And my concern was confirmed when the organizers of the conference and this volume invited me to write down for publication the rather assorted and unsystematic comments I offered at the end of the sessions. Such comments follow.
KeywordsSocial Relation Alternative Dispute Resolution Present Volume Commercial Matter Judicial Action
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