Lawyers as mediators – Obstacles and challenges

By opening the Chapter 23, Serbia has initiated the process of harmonizing the standards of the judiciary with the countries of the European Union. One of the standards concerns the more efficient operation of courts. More active use of mediation is thought to reduce the number of litigations. According to data from the Registry of […]

5 Steps Mediation Can Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in the #MeToo Era

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal in the USA, the #MeToo movement got the attention of women around the world. Women started notifying their experiences of sexual harassment on Twitter.  Vietnam also faced the impact and published the policy guidelines for companies under the management of the International Labor Organization (I.L.O) for reporting […]

New Law of Mediation in Serbia obstacles and challenges

Response to the Ministry of Justice of the lawyer’s negative attitude regarding the adoption of the new law Appreciating the lawyer’s profession and practice in the Republic of Serbia, I believe that the Commentary represents an attitude that is not in the professional spirit of Bona Fide and as such leads to a destructive result, […]

Ayodha land dispute mediation amidst mosque and temple bungled

Abstract: This article is examining the failure of the Supreme Court (Apex Court) Monitored Mediation in resolving the dispute on a title over land at Ayodhya, UP State, India, between Hindus and Muslims. Also, the article is taking depictions of conflicts of similar nature , elsewhere, based on ‘faith’, ‘religion’, ‘belief’, and trying to understand […]

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks: America’s art of failure

ABSTRACT The mediation process relating to Palestine final status—started by the United Nations, continued with the United States, and currently under the Quartet’s auspices—is far from resulting in a deal that would be acceptable by Israelis and Palestinians. The process has stalled due to Israel’s and Palestine’s stubborn positions on the “final status issues.” Whereas […]

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The long-lasting quest of Palestinians to liberation

The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has been around for almost a century, involving Israel and Palestine and Israel and Arab neighbors. The quest of Palestinians to liberation has been long and costly. Peace negotiations have been underway since the late 1970s, producing numerous arrangements and initiatives and at least six peace agreements—unsuccessfully to date. […]

Mandatory mediation for motor accidental disputes in India

Abstract  This article is probing into the possibilities for mandatory mediation mechanism to the disputes in Motor Accidents in India. In Indian judiciary, especially the Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT) is branded with an image of breeding a ‘mountain of pending cases’. The use of Mediation is being explored, but not practiced with robustness; and […]

Mediation First – for debt recovery law and practice in India.

Abstract This paper ( presented at International conference on ADR at IIL, Indore) is systematically examining the Debt Recovery Tools along with the laws in India vis-à-vis the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods, considering the legal recovery practice and methodology opted by the Banking & Finance Institutions, and accepted by the public sector banks, financial […]

Benefits of Mindful Mediation for fragile states

Mindfulness encompasses the mental ability to develop responsibility for oneself to assist one in solving current life issues and challenges. Unless an individual can understand him/herself, they cannot understand others. For that matter, mindful mediation is a holistic process of conflict resolution founded on a blend of evidence-based simulations and techniques through the use of […]

The Afghan conflict and peace prospects

Abstract This article explores the nature of the Afghan conflict, identifying the national and international parties involved, and the national and international interests at stake. At a moment in time where peace negotiations are throwing hope for the end of the conflict, having a clear understanding of the conflict will be essential to finding ways […]