conflict

Can ODR Help To Resolve Conflict In Refugee Communities?

rodion-kutsaev-184298The arrival of over a million refugees in Europe and the wider region since the outbreak of war in Syria has brought human rights and migration issues into the headlines around the world. Last year, the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNHCR) reported that forced displacement has reached a record high globally at 65.3 million people (one person in 113).

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Posted by Petros Zourdoumis in Access To Justice, ADR, Mediation, ODR, Technology

Ask An Expert: Bill Marsh

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Bill Marsh, one of the top ranked independent mediators worldwide, discusses the growth of mediation, the future of the industry and streamlining cross-border dispute resolution processes.

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Posted by Natasha Mellersh in ADR, Ask An Expert, Dispute Management, Mediation

Ask An Expert: Luciana Breggia

Judge Luciana Breggia, President of the Second Section of the Tribunal of Florence,  speaks about the development of mediation in Italy and the crucial role education can play in forging a more effective dispute resolution culture. Continue reading →

Posted by Natasha Mellersh in Access To Justice, ADR, Ask An Expert

The Ingenious Judge – A Children’s Book

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Judge Luciana Breggia, President of the second section of the Tribunal of Florence, offers an insight into her illustrated book ‘Il Giudice alla Rovescia (The Ingenious Judge)’ which seeks to teach children about the foundations of justice, as well as essential skills in resolving conflict.

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Posted by Luciana Breggia in Access To Justice, ADR, Education
Advocating Alternative Political Resolution

Advocating Alternative Political Resolution

European Parliament 3I proposed the idea of alternative political resolution (APR) in a 2015 blog post about potential future developments in mediation. Now I’d like to explore the idea in more detail in light of the Global Pound Conference Series and related discussions about shaping the future of dispute resolution. I imagine APR as a process by which politicians with different views engage with each other, confidentially, with the help of an impartial third party, and work out policy or legislation solutions that satisfy all sides of the political debate. Continue reading →

Posted by Alex Azarov in Mediation, Negotiation

The Mexico City Global Pound Conference

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The Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2016-17 is taking place in different locations all around the world over the next year, with the aim of facilitating the development of 21st century dispute resolution tools and finding answers to different questions in alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

The GPC Series, which officially launched in Singapore on 17-18 March, 2016, is set to hold the last scheduled event in London in July 2017. Over 25 countries worldwide have already committed to holding a GPC event with a total of 42 events and that number may still go up. Read more

Posted by Nuria Gonzalez-Martin in LOC Coverage

Nelson Mandela As Negotiator: What Can We Learn From Him?

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This article considers how ‘the greatest negotiator of the twentieth century’, Nelson Mandela, approached negotiating the ‘unbanning’ of the African National Congress (ANC), the dismantling of apartheid, and his own freedom after 27 years of imprisonment.

He employed classically good negotiation practices in the face of intense and violent opposition while confined in prison for life. If he could be successful, why can lawyers not succeed in the same way when facing less daunting disputes?

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Posted by Professor Hal Abramson in Negotiation

Pre-Dispute And Pre-Escalation Processes To Prevent Disputes: A Brief Introduction

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Among the dozens of dispute resolution processes that exist today, there are a number of relatively new pre-dispute and pre-escalation processes that can be used to prevent disputes before they become so intractable that they have to be dealt with through traditional ‘resolution’ processes. These processes are most effective when instituted proactively, at or near the beginning of a relationship. Read more

Posted by James P. Groton in Negotiation

Ask An Expert: Babatunde Ajibade

Lagos-based disputes lawyer, Babatunde Ajibade SAN, partner at SPA Ajibade, discusses the increasing complexity of commercial disputes and the importance of effective communication in the field of dispute resolution. 

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Posted by Natasha Mellersh in Access To Justice, ADR, Ask An Expert

Global Pound Conference – What is it?

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This series of conferences spanning the globe, explores and raises awareness about a whole palette of tools for the resolution of disputes among nations and businesses. These conflict resolution tools are particularly suited for resolving cross-border conflicts, most commonly between commercial entities, states and private parties.

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Posted by GPC Series in Introductory Guide, Negotiation