Conflict Resolution|Courts|International|Mediation

Italy and Mediation: Redux, Redux, Redux….

Conflict Resolution|Courts|International|Mediation

Italy and Mediation: Redux, Redux, Redux….

Mediation in Italy has for many years seemed like teenage sex -- more people talk about it than actually do it, and those who do it, do it poorly. And it has also been a target for humor, compassion, anti-lawyer spleen-venting, and constitutional mish-mash.  It seems that every few months there...

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Conflict Resolution|International

London Conference on "Shaping the Future of International Dispute Resolution"

Conflict Resolution|International

London Conference on "Shaping the Future of International Dispute Resolution"

Emma Ewart of the International Mediation Institute writes: Earlier this year we circulated the article 'Time for Another Big Bang in Alternative Dispute Resolution', by Michael Leathes and Deborah Masucci: http://imimediation.org/global-pound-conference, proposing a new conference to wake up the field of ADR. We appreciated your words of support in response to that article, and before the...

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Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

Update on UNCITRAL Proceedings

Conflict Resolution|International|Mediation

Update on UNCITRAL Proceedings

Prof. Stacie Strong of the University of Missouri sends this notice: As some of you may know, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has been holding its forty-seventh session in New York these last two weeks.  During the meeting, the U.S. Department of State presented a proposal (click...

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Courts|International|Mediation

Global Enforceability of Mediated Settlement Agreements

Courts|International|Mediation

Global Enforceability of Mediated Settlement Agreements

Deborah Masucci, Chair of the International Mediation Institute, has sent around a forceful message asking the international mediation community to support initiatives to ensure that agreements reached during mediation have the status of enforceable contracts, in all jurisdictions around the world. The initiative resembles the effort 60 years ago to make...

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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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ADR From the Perspective of the Bench

Conflict Resolution|Courts|International|Mediation

ADR From the Perspective of the Bench

The UIA World Mediation Forum in Houston has generated the usual mixture of stimulation and camaraderie.  The first panel concerned "Mediation: The Judicial Perspective Here and Abroad." Aleš Zalar, former Minister of Justice of Slovenia and currently President of the European Centre for Dispute Resolution of Ljubljana, moderated the panel, and...

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