Now What? Several Projects are Already Putting the Global Pound Conference Philosophy into Real-World Practice

Now What? Several Projects are Already Putting the Global Pound Conference Philosophy into Real-World Practice

Deborah Masucci, a member of the GPC organizing committee, reflects on the Global Pound Conference’s philosophy for the spring 2018 issue of the Dispute Resolution Magazine.

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Posted by Ruxandra Gheorghe in Access To Justice, ADR, Arbitration, Comment, Commentary, Data Analysis, Dispute Management, GPC In The Media, GPC Report, Mediation, Opinion, 0 comments
Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Aled Davies

Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Aled Davies

What is your background, how did you get into the field?

I came into mediation via an unconventional route. As a commercial diver and budding entrepreneur I started a diamond mining company in Southern Africa but the transition from mining to mediation happened by chance when a good friend recommended I join a mediation training course in Cape Town before heading up into conflict-ridden regions of Africa. Like most who stumble into mediation, I experienced that Ah-ha moment that stayed with me throughout my time in Angola and sparked my interest in mediation when I returned to London.

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Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Jes Lothman

Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Jes Lothman

When did you first become interested in mediation?

We mediate every day—formally and informally. I have been mediating informally between divorced parents since I was young and I think this laid a foundation for my formal interests throughout the course of my education. In grade school, I volunteered to be a peer mediator and participated in my first mediation training. I can still recall early lessons on how to remain neutral. Later, during law school, I decided to pursue a certificate in ADR. I committed to studying these processes because I believe they can be more effective and efficient than using an adversarial legal system and can foster healthier relationships after a dispute.

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Autonomy Of The Parties And The Mediation Convention

Autonomy Of The Parties And The Mediation Convention

The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (hereinafter “the Mediation Convention”) and the Model Law on International Commercial Mediation and International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (hereinafter “the Model Law”), which was concluded by UNCITRAL at the beginning of July 2018, are two valuable developments for the international commercial mediation field.

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Day 4 Of The CDRC 2018: The Finals

Day 4 Of The CDRC 2018: The Finals

Our fourth and final day here at the CDRC was certainly among the most exciting.

The day began with the semi-finals. To recap, the four negotiator teams and two mediator teams included NALSAR UniversitySingapore Management UniversityMGIMO UniversityNLSU BangaloreSOAS University of London and Marquette University.

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Posted by Natasha Mellersh in ADR, Dispute Management, Education, Mediation, Negotiation, YMI
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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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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Posted by Natasha Mellersh in ADR, Education, Mediation, Negotiation, YMI