Conflict Resolution|Europe

ODR from a European Perspective

Conflict Resolution|Europe

ODR from a European Perspective

In the final report from the June 2015 convening of the UIA World Mediation Forum, Elena Koltsaki of Thessalonia, Greece, led a panel addressing online dispute resolution (ODR) from an EU perspective.  She noted two principles at the outset:  First, a central goal of EU regulation is consumer protection and the...

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Europe|Mediation

ADR Center to Conduct New Survey of ADR in Europe

Europe|Mediation

ADR Center to Conduct New Survey of ADR in Europe

Our friend Giuseppe De Palo reports that the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee (“JURI”) will discuss mediation again at the February 26, 2015, ‘Civil Law & Justice Forum’ in Brussels, and the ADR Center has been asked to present a follow-up to its 2014 study, “Rebooting the Mediation Directive.”   The Center has prepared a...

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Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Mediation

European Directive: Assessment Six Years Later

Conflict Resolution|Europe|International|Mediation

European Directive: Assessment Six Years Later

We had previously noted the recent, extraordinarily ambitious and incisive report addressing the current state of the European Directive on ADR.  We now hear from one of its authors, Prof. Giuseppe De Palo, of a conference on the topic in London, that is available worldwide by internet link.  The announcement...

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Europe|International|Mediation

Recent Article on State of Italian Mediation

Europe|International|Mediation

Recent Article on State of Italian Mediation

Our faithful correspondent Alessandro Bruni, of Concilia, writes that he and Michela Sitzia have authored an about the  mediation in Italy (updated to the recent court action finding the mediation statute unconstitutional).  Alessandro writes: This article is a part of a book titled “Mediation 2013 in 16 jurisdictions worldwide”, edited by...

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Conflict Resolution|Courts|Europe|Mediation

Showdown for Mandatory Mediation in Italy

Conflict Resolution|Courts|Europe|Mediation

Showdown for Mandatory Mediation in Italy

We have noted in various prior posts the confusion that has marked the introduction of commercial mediation in Italy.  Not long ago all Italian lawyers went on strike to protest the provision that parties could settle claims without the participation of counsel.  Recently we have heard about the ramifications of...

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