Category: Africa

Mediation: The Human Face of Conflict author.

Mediation: The Human Face of Conflict

The role of mediators is to help people through conflict. Mediation may be seen as a process that evolves over...

By Jacques Joubert
The Growth of Mediation in Nigeria author.

The Growth of Mediation in Nigeria

The Growth of Mediation in Nigeria INTRODUCTION This paper seeks to draw upon the experiences of Nigeria as a growing...

By Morenike Obi-Farinde
Global Mediation Development: Developing Cultures of Mediation author.

Global Mediation Development: Developing Cultures of Mediation

Global Mediation Development: Developing Cultures of Mediation             Chair: Tara Ollapally Members: Obi-Farinde Morenike, Bruce...

By Tara Ollapally
Race and Caste, Gender and Patriarchy, Wealth and Class: Mediating the Systems, Structures, and Sources of Prejudice author.

Race and Caste, Gender and Patriarchy, Wealth and Class: Mediating the Systems, Structures, and Sources of Prejudice

“The function, the very serious function of racism, . . . is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you...

By Kenneth Cloke
New Mediators’ Guidance from Youth Conference author.

New Mediators’ Guidance from Youth Conference

This article summarizes the Young Minds, Global Voices Conference. This conference was sponsored by mediate.com in May 2021 in an effort...

By Amee Dharamshi, Benjamin Lutz, Clare Fowler, Gwendolyn Myers, Ilan David Bass, Jay Patrick Santiago, Jonathan Rodrigues, Lydia Ray, Maria Apostolidou, Melanie Koch, Nisshant Laroia, Olivia Chisom Osuala, Salman Shaheen, Sumhiya  Sallay
Full Video Posted of Forum on the Global Growth of Mediation author.

Full Video Posted of Forum on the Global Growth of Mediation

How do we best support the growth of mediation around the world?  This Forum shared the perspectives of panelists from...

By Forrest (Woody) Mosten, James Melamed, J.D.
The Singapore Convention on Mediation – Where’s Europe? author.

The Singapore Convention on Mediation – Where’s Europe?

On August 7th, 2019, the Singapore Convention’s coming into existence was celebrated with a grand signing ceremony. As most readers...

By Consumer Protection BC, Henneke Brink
A Process for the Formulation of a School’s Change Strategy author.

A Process for the Formulation of a School’s Change Strategy

INTRODUCTION Many South African Schools are facing demands to change and even to radically transform themselves. Some of these demands...

By Felicity Steadman, John Brand
Racial Justice Conflict: How “Historical” Racial Symbols Shape Perception, Practices, and Policy author.

Racial Justice Conflict: How “Historical” Racial Symbols Shape Perception, Practices, and Policy

INTRODUCTION As the world continues to grapple with racial injustice and unrest as masses of people from all ethnicities protest...

By Judy Rashid
Conflict During COVID–Combined Voices from all Seven Continents author.

Conflict During COVID–Combined Voices from all Seven Continents

Full article including footnotes attached below.CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 Voices from the Seven Continents of the World...

By Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, Andrea Maia, Carla Marcucci, David Bogan, Gregg Relyea, Hitoshi Suzuki, Kenneth Cloke, Rory O'Connor
The Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse (ESMDC) author.

The Enugu State Multi-Door Courthouse (ESMDC)

The journey taken by the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) from when it first started till now is a clear indication...

By Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu
Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): A Viable Solution to Speed and Efficiency Issues in ADR author.

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): A Viable Solution to Speed and Efficiency Issues in ADR

Disputes generally are an integral part of human interactions arisng from different human transactions. All disputes involve people and it...

By Morenike Obi-Farinde
Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19–Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Africa author.

Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19–Voices from Seven Continents of the World: Africa

Editor's Note:  In this article series, seven leading mediators and conflict resolution practitioners share their unique voices on three pressing...

By Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour
Interview with Richard Salem author.

Interview with Richard Salem

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Richard Salem, a pioneer in the field of mediation and dispute...

By Richard Salem
Behind the Legal Frustration author.

Behind the Legal Frustration

Introduction What has produced this legal frustration? A typical narrative would be the more population of people on earth, the...

By Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu
Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): The Great Tool in Times of Pandemic author.

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): The Great Tool in Times of Pandemic

Those of us who have been working for many years, not only in the academic field, but also in a...

By Alberto Elisavetsky, Maria Victoria Marun
Fostering Mediation in the Middle East Construction Industry author.

Fostering Mediation in the Middle East Construction Industry

Whilst the construction industry worldwide is plagued by disputes, construction disputes in the Middle East have two distinct characteristics. The...

By Rafat Sweileh
What Mediators Must Consider as They Work author.

What Mediators Must Consider as They Work

Scaling down of judicial functions in various jurisdictions across the world has been reported in a bid to tame the...

By Sarah Ater
Courts Mediating Online with Zoom author.

Courts Mediating Online with Zoom

The US Supreme Court is to hear cases online to comply with social distancing measures. In the UK courts are...

By Jacques Joubert
ODR in Africa: The Emergent Face of Dispute Resolution Post COVID 19 author.

ODR in Africa: The Emergent Face of Dispute Resolution Post COVID 19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore what most people in emerging economies particularly in some countries in sub-Africa...

By Morenike Obi-Farinde
Crisis Communication & Covid-19: Did our politicians test positive for ‘empathy’? author.

Crisis Communication & Covid-19: Did our politicians test positive for ‘empathy’?

This is an opinion piece, examining one reader's perspective on world leaders. Feedback is encouraged.  “Do not be disheartened” –...

By Jonathan Rodrigues
Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law author.

Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law

Fair enough, dark chocolates and mediation share the same resemblance or mutually have a lot of similarities. These two have...

By Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu
New Horizon for International Commercial Mediation: The Singapore Convention author.

New Horizon for International Commercial Mediation: The Singapore Convention

On August 7, 2019 a new horizon dawned for international commercial mediation. Forty-six nations signed a United Nations sponsored agreement...

By Stanley Santire
Have Faith in Another’s Honesty! author.

Have Faith in Another’s Honesty!

PGP Mediation Blog by Phyllis G. PollackIn any given mediation, I am often asked whether I think the other party...

By Phyllis Pollack
A Dent in the Universe author.

A Dent in the Universe

From Edwards Mediation Academy BlogIn light of the August 7th 2019 United Nations Convention and signing ceremony promoting international settlement agreements resulting...

By Bruce Edwards
The African Promise author.

The African Promise

Indisputably Diversity in ADR is an important topic of late.  For example, it has been the subject of numerous conversations...

By Hiro Aragaki
Strides in Court Annexed Mediation in Kenya author.

Strides in Court Annexed Mediation in Kenya

Mediation helps disputing parties resolve their disputes and restore their relationships. It is recognised in Article 48 of the Constitution...

By Sarah Ater
Liberia, Its Poverty Recovery Strategies and Failures, and Why Its Pro-poor Agenda will Fail if Lacked Future Perspectives author.

Liberia, Its Poverty Recovery Strategies and Failures, and Why Its Pro-poor Agenda will Fail if Lacked Future Perspectives

Introduction This article does not in any way strive to condemn any economic recovery plans in Liberia, all have been...

By Robert Quiminee
SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey author.

SOAS Arbitration in Africa Survey

IndisputablyHello all: This is my maiden post on Indisputably! A big thank you to my esteemed colleagues Andrea, Michael, Sarah,...

By Hiro Aragaki
The Case for a Fresh Approach to Commercial Cross-Border Mediation author.

The Case for a Fresh Approach to Commercial Cross-Border Mediation

Mediation is a proven Alternative Dispute Resolution method. Some even consider it the only true ADR but I shouldn’t get...

By Gabor Farkas

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