If two people have a dispute and to resolve it take it to a mutually agreed upon mediator. But when the mediator gives his verdict one of the parties to the dispute refuses to accept his decision.
What should be done in such a case?
It is morally incorrect to refuse to submit to an arbitrator’s decision. A person who does so may have to face its consequences in the hereafter. As far as its legal implications are concerned, they may vary from country to country or from one state to another. In Pakistan, if the arbitration has been registered under the law, and one of the parties refuses to accept the arbitrator’s decision, the matter can be referred to a court of law, which may, if it deems fit, assume the role of an appellate court rather than a sessions court.
27th November 1998