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  • by Roberto Rodriguez
  • 19. September 2018
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Healing the Wounds: Post-Conflict Mediation in Sudan

Sudan has all the characteristics of an intractable conflict. The roots of the problem run deep into the Sudanese society, heavily influenced by cultural factors, such as religion, ethnicity, ideology, and economics. In this paper, I will describe the major characteristics of this conflict, and use it as a base to suggest and discuss a […]

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  • by Roberto Rodriguez
  • 19. September 2018
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How White Privilege can be Perpetuated in Mediation

White privilege is perpetuated in mediation because racism in the United States is healthy and strong. Racism permeates all aspects of society. Neither the many laws that have been passed to eradicate its effects, nor sustained efforts to educate the population, have weakened its negative influence. White privilege is a consequence of racism, which is […]

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  • by Roberto Rodriguez
  • 11. September 2018
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The Conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea: An Assessment and Potential Solutions

This paper discusses the border dispute between Eritrea and Ethiopia, the decision of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and the difficulties that both parties are having implementing the decision. This conflict may qualify as an intractable conflict. Conflict “is a difference within a person, or between two or more people, […]

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  • by Roberto Rodriguez
  • 11. September 2018
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Peace Operations in West Africa: ECOWAS Successes and Failures in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau

The purpose of this paper is to assess and evaluate the ECOWAS peacekeeping efforts in West Africa, specifically its successes and failures in Liberia, Sierrra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea and Guinea Bissau, using a simplified version of the evaluative framework created by Diehl and Druckman, to accommodate for the type of data that is available […]

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  • by Roberto Rodriguez
  • 11. September 2018
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UNAMID and MONUSCO, the Two Most Expensive UN Peacekeeping Operations: How Close Are They to Achieve Their Objectives?

UNAMID and MONUSCO (previously MONUC) have been the two most expensive peacekeeping operations in all UN history. Started in 2007 and 1999 respectively, the mandate of both operations have been repeatedly extended and expanded, but they are still far from achieving all of their objectives. Although the environment in each operation is extremely complex, these […]

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  • by M S Siddiqui
  • 10. September 2018
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Shalish (Mediation) for Rural Bangladesh

The concept of legal pluralism refers to a situation of coexistence of several legal systems. It means the simultaneous existence of a formal legal system of statutory laws with customary principles or informal rules. Different laws deal with different matters, for example, formal laws are meant to regulate commercial, criminal or constitutional aspects of human […]

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  • by Dr Barbara Sunderland Manousso
  • 30. August 2018
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Elder Mediation: Beneficial Business Model and Opportunity

Elder and Adult Care Mediation: The New Horizon in Family Practice With the population aging at an unprecedented rate, families are more frequently encountering strained situations about how to best care for a loved one who no longer is able to drive, live alone, requires assistance with daily living, or requires a new level of […]

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  • by M S Siddiqui
  • 29. July 2018
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Mediation model rule for commercial disputes

The profession of business is interdependent of many stakeholders. Business enterprises are part of manufacturing or creating products and services. This is a kind of relay race. The concept of supply chain management developed from specialization of job of making something which again raw materials of other business and finally creating a good or service […]

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  • by Thalia Veintimilla
  • 14. July 2018
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How to Administer Intelligence to a Global Order

“Intelligence” is referred to the ability to take information and embrace it with different types of skills, understanding it and sending it to one’s environment through a well behaved interaction with the society. (Carter, 2014) The educational system in the United States extends the term ‘gifted’ to students that have shown a difference in school […]

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  • by Marina Khamitsevich
  • 2. July 2018
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Should we not mix politics and sport?

“You should never mix politics and football. You should always show respect. It’s a wonderful atmosphere and a positive experience and that’s what football should be about” – said the Swiss coach after the match between Serbia and Switzerland at 2018 football World Cup in Russia. The coach was commenting on the controversy related to three […]

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  • by Marina Khamitsevich
  • 14. June 2018
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Restorative justice and reconciliation agenda in Brazil

Like many other Latin American countries, Brazil had a period of military rule, having left its complicated legacy of the divided society. The country attempted to overcome the consequences of political violence by implementing truth and reconciliation commission in 2011 – this measure took much longer to be implemented than in most other neighbor countries. […]

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  • by Charalee Graydon
  • 13. June 2018
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The US leaves the Paris Agreement – Crisis or Opportunity

On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced that the United States (US) would be leaving the Paris agreement1, a global commitment by 195 countries to combat climate change (the Paris agreement). The President’s comment during the announcement, “I represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris” illustrated a nationalistic approach to a global issue affecting humankind. […]

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  • by Charalee Graydon
  • 6. June 2018
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Mediation in Context

The Past: Mediation is part of my past and will be part of my future as I continue to follow opportunities to learn and write about mediation and it´s place in the twenty-first century. For me, mediation is an opportunity to promote a forum that can be used in a variety of situations for management and […]

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  • by Charalee Graydon
  • 6. June 2018
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Universal Law and Piracy

This paper reviews how universal jurisdiction has been applied to the international criminal offence of piracy outside the territorial waters of States. It deals with the criminal offence of piracy under customary law as well as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 (hereafter referred to as UNCLOS). For these […]

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  • by Daniel Erdmann
  • 30. May 2018
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Sobre la necesidad de encontrarse en persona

Estimado colega, por favor entiende este corto artículo como reflexión sobre nuestra situación social contemporánea. Pongámos el focus sobre esta situación muy compleja, que pocos de nosotros deben entender completamente y menos todavía deben saber tratarla de una forma adecuada. Durante un viaje de negocios en Asia, tuve la oportunidad de encontrarme de unos colegas mios. […]

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  • by Daniel Erdmann
  • 30. April 2018
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No Standards in Mediation

Mediation in the year 2018: We are currently able to witness a fascinating development regarding the worldwide promotion and settlement through Mediation, as well as its impact and importance at all levels of professional and private life. More often than not, we can observe that in one single country several associations struggle for a leadership […]

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