Role of Mediation Committee as A Mean of Dispute Resolution for Local Community in Percut Sei Tuan District in Deli Serdang County
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Human is a social individual who will always live in groups, and in such groups, dependency to each other is very high. However, it is inevitable that life in group might trigger conflict, which in the end will result in dispute. This is also what often happens to local community in Percut Sei Tuan District in Deli Serdang County. This is then to be the basis for the emergence of problems such as how to settle existing dispute, which parties take part as mediators, and what techniques used by a mediator to settle existing dispute in the local community. To formulate the answers towards this problem, this study is conducted with empirical judicial approach method, with analytical descriptive research characteristic, where data collected are then analyzed qualitatively. The conclusion from this study is that disputes often occurring in Sampali Village, Cinta Damai Village, Cinta Rakyat Village, Saentis Village and Percut Village in the district of Percut Sei Tuan in the county of Deli Serdang are land disputes as disputes dominating households, thefts, fracases and demon (begu ganjang). To resolve conflicts and disputes in this community, parties usually involved are Head of Sub-Village, Secretary of Village and finally Head of Village, using mediation technique by calling and confronting both parties disputing in front of village apparatuses and afterwards settling peace agreement into an official report and a simple peace arrangement that is well documented. Therefore, suggestion brought about in this study is the increasing role of Head of Village by forming an initial regulation from Provincial Government will strengthen the position of Head of Village as a mediator, will improve and enhance latest information and education about the importance of dispute resolution out of the court more extensively for village apparatuses and the people, and will bring the possibility of incentive payment for village apparatuses which only normally paid once in three months.