In this week’s video episode, Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies, report from the Kremlin where the Justice, Mediation and Social Justice Conference is taking place. Professor Tsisana Shamlikashvili, the organiser of the conference, describes the drivers for the conference and reflects on the highlights. They also speak to Vladimir Pligin, a former legislator and Chairman of the Constitutional Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, which was instrumental in the passing of the mediation law in Russia. The hosts also hear about proposed legislative amendments to simplify mediation and arbitration procedures in the Ukraine.
The show then moves on to the land of clogs and windmills to examine some regulatory activity taking place in the Netherlands which have been met with mixed reactions.
Further West, ‘across the pond’, the focus is on president-elect Trump’s ambitions to broker peace between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir dispute, but not before he sits on the other side of the mediation table as a party in one of his many disputes.
In the final piece of mediation news the show covers a heart-warming project called Roma Health Mediation that helps a disenfrachised segment of Bulgarian society engage productively in dialogue with a real impact on health and wellbeing of members of the Roma community in that region.
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