Gracious Timothy is an Advocate, principally focusing on commercial arbitration and litigation. He is also an Accredited Mediator empaneled by the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM). He is also the Ambassador of the Young Mediator’s Initiative (YMI) by the International Mediation Institute (IMI), and an YMI Blogger for Kluwer Mediation Blog. He is the Global Ambassador of CDRC Vienna, and Chairs the Young Global Ambassador Program (YGAP). Gracious is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Lex Infinitum: International Dispute Resolution Competition, India. He is the Founding Trustee of the Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Trust (also known as the PACT) which is an organization being nurtured with the sole aim of breaking down barriers and inspiring people to explore consensual as an appropriate conflict resolution option.
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Articles and Video:
IBA-VIAC CDRC Vienna 2017 - Where Mediation and Negotiation Cross Borders
Following two successful editions of the IBA-VIAC Consensual Dispute Resolution Com-petition in Vienna, Dispute Resolution literally went international again in its 3rd generation in July 2017.
Dealing With Bad Connections, Inside-Out and Outside-In
In our respective professional lives, each of us have had a fair experience of the approach that advocates have towards in-house counsels and vice-versa.
Investor-State Mediations/Conciliation in India
The Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism is the avenue where an increasing number of investor-State disputes are being settled through international arbitration.
The Downside of Arb-Med-Arb Procedures
The AMA procedure is not the end of the line. Enforcement of settlement agreements is cited as a crucial aspect and the AMA procedure is not completely geared up for it looking at its many downsides. It would be more desirable and feasible to prepare a uniform model provision on enforcement of mediated settlement agreements that would be universally acceptable.
The UNCITRAL Convention on Enforceability of Settlement Agreements Resulting from International Commercial Mediation
In February 2015, the U. N. Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) met in New York to consider the case for a Convention on the recognition and enforcement of international settlement agreements achieved through mediation. The task was to report on feasibility and the possible form of work in that area. The Working Group did receive several comments from states on the need; the status of settlements; possible exceptions; and the technical feasibility of this new convention. This article collectively summarises the questions underlying possible harmonized solutions.