Day 3 Of The CDRC 2018: Winners Move Forward

Day 3 Of The CDRC 2018: Winners Move Forward

Another event-filled day at CDRC 2018. The third day of the CDRC 2018 was marked by the announcement of those who are moving forward in the round: 33 initial teams were cut down to 12 and another 6 were eliminated!

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Day 2 Of The CDRC 2018: The Competition Begins!

Day 2 Of The CDRC 2018: The Competition Begins!

The preliminary rounds have started! Keen students from around the world competed against each other, simulating legal negotiations with the support of a mediator in each round.

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The Importance Of Being Present

The Importance Of Being Present

According to mediator, Catherine Davidson, “to be present is to be in the moment, in the zone […].” She was co-conducting a workshop titled ‘Mediator Presence’ with her colleague Greg Bond at the 2018 Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC) in Vienna. The participants of the workshop, all competitors, were gathering examples of what ‘presence’ contributes to a mediation session. I had snuck in to report on their progress.

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Day 1 Of The CDRC 2018: Let’s Get It Started

Day 1 Of The CDRC 2018: Let’s Get It Started

Some 200 participants, coaches, and assessing experts are gathered in the main hall of the University of Economics and Business Vienna waiting eagerly for the annual opening ceremony of the Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC). For the next four days they will be investing their time in testing their dispute resolution skills.

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George Lim Discusses The New Singapore Mediation Convention

George Lim Discusses The New Singapore Mediation Convention

The final drafts for a Convention on the Enforcement of Mediation Settlements and corresponding Model Law were approved at the 51st session of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on June 26 2018 and is to be adopted later this year. The Convention aims to secure the enforceability of settlement agreements resulting from mediation.

We interviewed George Lim, a Singapore-based international mediator who is part of the UNCITRAL Working Group, about the upcoming Convention.

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The Singapore Mediation Convention: An Overview

The Singapore Mediation Convention: An Overview

At the 51st session of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on 25 June 2018, the final drafts for a Convention on the Enforcement of Mediation Settlements and the corresponding Model Law were approved. The drafts are now being referred to the Commission for adoption later this year. This is a huge step in encouraging the use of mediation on an international level, presenting it as a viable alternative to arbitration and litigation for certain disputes.

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