"Keep calm and carry on" is generally a mantra I refer to when I am in the mediation room.
(8/24/18)Sandeep Bhalothia, Vizita Singh
Sulh or amicable settlement has a long history within Arab and Islamic societies and have their roots in pre-Islamic Arabia.
Two common themes emerged from a recent panel discussion. First, the idea of a growing ecosystem; and, second, a changing culture.
This chapter focuses on areas of ODR that are likely to involve attorneys, Attorney involvement in ODR tends to be for more complex and substantial disputes, such as resolving all divorce issues or settling an estate or resolving ongoing business issues. These are areas of “integrative” ODR practice, where there are multiple issues and, commonly, a continuing relationship.
This article discusses how Italy has approached the initial mediation session.
Having lived through the painful U of Missouri conflict, Ben’s account seems extremely accurate – and brings up a lot of sad memories for me, reminding me of things I wrote at the time.
(8/10/18)William Scott Harralson, J.D.
In April 2018, the U.S. Justice Department implemented a new “zero-tolerance” policy for the detention and arrest of undocumented immigrants. This article discusses how mediation techniques can be used to handle such a difficult situation.
Several experts have commented on the trauma the children must have experienced being separated from their families.
Stemcor USA Incorporated addresses federal court jurisdiction based on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and court enforcement of provisional remedies in aid of arbitration.
The mediation in the United States has long been used as an Alternative Dispute Resolution throughout the Court Systems around the country significantly reducing the court backlog.
This discusses the recently published groundbreaking SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey, the first survey of its kind to take a pan-African snapshot of African arbitration practitioners—their expertise, experience, skills, and views on arbitration.
In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.
After celebrating ANZAC Day, FairWay’s Denise Evans and Bruce Reid explore the themes of war, conflict, and learning from mistakes of the past.
What is unique about those who possess a willingness to walk toward conflict?
Navigating the United States’ approach to mediation can be tricky for international firms as there is no uniform approach.
The social capital of any society is education and identity.
This millennial generation demands quick, accessible and tech-ridden supply of solutions to all its needs. How, then, does this generation remain indifferent and accommodating of the traditionally inefficient court system?
I write this in the aftermath of the really uplifting and wonderfully diverse conference which I had the privilege to host and chair recently in my home city, under the auspices of the International Academy of Mediators.
This article discusses the ethics behind a mediator acting as a translator and drafting an agreement when there are dual languages.
It may come as a surprise that online dispute resolution has been around for more than twenty years.
As I write these words, a meeting is being organized in Singapore between the US and North Korea, and it is worth reflecting for a moment on how it happened that the world suddenly changed.
(5/04/18)F. Peter Phillips
The irrepressible — and for many of us irreplaceable — Michael Leathes has spread the word of a new proposal, for an international negotiation initiative called the International Negotiation Initiative, or INI.
The main purpose of this article is to outline the importance of proxemics at the various stages of the mediation protocol without claiming comprehensiveness.
On Tuesday 10th April 2018, I was in Belfast to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) with all the great and the good who took part in those negotiations.
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