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Melding Corporate Social Responsibility and Mediation – A New Interactive Resource On Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

On 6 January 2009, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie, announced the launch of BASESwiki: a new on-line resource that aims to advance awareness about the non-judicial mechanisms available around the world to help companies and their (non-commercial) external stakeholders resolve disputes. BASES – Business and Society Exploring …

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The Mediator Directory opens online search engine of UK Mediators

The publisher of The Mediator Magazine has created an online Mediator Directory. The Directory currently carries the resumés of over 70 UK mediators and these are fully searchable by anyone who registers on the site. The cost to a mediator of featuring a resumé on the site is £120 per annum and searches are free of charge. …

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UK’s CMC Publishes Draft Registration Schemes for Mediators and Provider Bodies

The Civil Mediation Council (CMC) in London has published for comment draft schemes for registering mediators and mediation provider organizations. The CMC is a non-profit entity established in 2003 at the collaborative instigation of leading mediation providers and practitioners, professional institutions, practitioners and the Ministry of Justice. It’s main object is to “create a culture …

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Changes to the IMI Board and Independent Standards Commission

In line with IMI practice to rotate the Board Chair each year, Wolf von Kumberg of Northrop Grumman Corporation, who has served as the IMI Board Chair throughout 2008, will step down as Chair but remain a member of the IMI Board.  Michael McIlwrath, Senior Counsel – Litigation, GE Oil & Gas, who currently serves …

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CEDR Awards for Excellence in ADR – Innovation & International

MICHAEL MCILWRATH of General Electric, joint Vice-Chair of the IMI Independent Standards Commission, won the 2008 CEDR Award for Excellence in the Innovations Category for his International Dispute Negotiation podcasts which were judged to provide thought-provoking content on important issues for the ADR community. To access the podcasts on mediation please click here. The CEDR …

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IMI Presented at the 9th biennial Australian National Mediation Conference in Perth, September 9-12, 2008

Irena Vanenkova outlined the upcoming IMI mediator competency certification scheme at a plenary session of the Australian National Mediation Conference, the first to be held since Australia introduced National Mediation Standards on January 1st 2008. To download the presentation slides, please click here. In his comments closing the Conference, Hon. Justice Murray Kellam AO, Chair of …

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Mediation Knol – Finding an International Mediator

Finding an International Mediator is one of the first mediation Knols. Authored by Michael McIlwrath, a Vice-Chair of IMI’s Independent Standards Commission, the Knol raises the issue of identifying suitable candidates to mediate an international commercial dispute. The Knol is an extract from the forthcoming book to be published by Kluwer Law International in 2009 …

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Structure for IMI Certified Mediator Competency Scheme announced by Independent Standards Commission

The Independent Standards Commission convened by IMI to draw up a global mediator competency certification standards has announced the structure of the Scheme, coupled to IMI’s proposed Mediation Information Program. Structure for IMI Certified Mediator Competency Scheme announced by Independent Standards Commission July 14th 2008, The Hague. The Independent Standards Commission convened by IMI to …

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