International Mediation Developments

  • The cost of mediation may be recovered as part of litigation costs if a party does not follow the spirit or letter of the pre-action protocol in the U.K. (November 30, 2009)
  • The Chancellor of Germany proposed individuals to be the country’s first “credit mediator” and work with banks and companies to spur loans and avoid the risk of a credit crunch; a mediator has been selected and mediation may begin March 1. (November 27, 2009); WSJ Online (December 2, 2009) (Subscription Required)
  • New mediation and arbitration procedures in Italy provide additional options to small investors and consumers.  Mondaq (December 23, 2009)
  • The National Union of mediators in Romania holds its first annual congress at the Romanian Parliament, with a focus on mediation as a foundation for Romanian society. (December 6, 2009)
  • The promotion and use of mediation is considered important to Macedonia’s bid for EU membership.  BBC International Reports (November 24, 2009) (Subscription Required); Balkan Insight (November 23, 2009)
  • Commercial mediation begins in Morocco with resolution of a dispute between the bar association and a health insurance company; USAID sponsored commercial mediation training. (November 2009)
  • A pool of mediators is being trained in Dubai, U.A.E. for three recently established mediation programs.  National (December 19, 2009), (November 29, 2009)
  • India begins a pilot project in five states for mediation centers to handle consumer cases, with assistance from a German group.  Express buzz (December 26, 2009)
  • Legislation authorizing mediation in Nepal is sent to the cabinet, after which the final step is action by the parliament.  Republica (December 10, 2009)
  • The Securities Commission of Malaysia is preparing a mediation framework for the capital markets after consultation with industry and public interest groups.  Star Online (November 5, 2009)
  • New Zealand mediators urge funding of legislated mediation program for child custody to reduce the number of related suicides and murders.  New Zealand Herald (November 20, 2009)
  • The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation sponsors mediation training and public awareness in (November 24, 2009)

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