Minister of Justice conducts meeting with magistrates and reconciliation committees

Mendefera, The Minister of Justice Ms. Fauzia Hashem called for strengthened community participation in strengthening and nurturing societal values. The call was made at a meeting she conducted in Mendefera with community magistrates and committees of reconciliation of the Southern region.

At the meeting conducted on 1 October, Minister Fauzia said that establishing community based institutions is a process that helps preserve the integrity of society in general and unity of families in particular by avoiding individualism and developing consciousness and noble cultural values.

Noting that reconciliation is not only a conflict resolution strategy but also part of the values of the family and community, Minister Fauzia stated it role in resolving conflicts and underlined the need to exert integrated effort to preserve and transfer the social values to posterity.

She further indicated that reconciliation has an esteemed social value both in saving generations from committing unwanted crimes and resolving conflicts.

Documents of the Southern region indicate that there are 105 community courts and committees of reconciliation in each sub zone elected by the society.

Source: Eritrea – Ministry of Information