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Working Group II—The Singapore Convention

On June 25, 2018 during the 51st Session of UNCITRAL, drafts for a Convention on the Enforceability of Mediated Settlements, and associated Model Law, were finalised for adoption.  This action concludes three years of vigorous debate with participation by 85 member states and 35 IGOs/NGOs, including the International Mediation Institute, and acknowledges the role of mediation in cross-border dispute resolution.

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Working Group III—Online Dispute Resolution

IMI-UNCITRAL Documents

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SIMI (2020), Thomas Bloch - Scandinavia and the Singapore Convention on Mediation 08-07-2020 DownloadPreview
SIMI (2020), Ana Sambold - A US Perspective on the Singapore Convention 26-06-2020 DownloadPreview
SIMI (2020), Tony Nguyen - Vietnam and the SCM 19-06-2020 DownloadPreview
SIMI (2020), Aloysius Goh and Violet Huang - China and the SCM 12-06-2020 DownloadPreview
SIMI (2020), Nadja Alexander - The Singapore Convention on Mediation A Commentary 05-06-2020 DownloadPreview
SIMI (2020), Deniz Kite - Turkey and the Singapore Convention 28-05-2020 DownloadPreview
SIMI (2020), Sarah Blake - Culture, process and value proposition in era of SCM 22-05-2020 DownloadPreview
SIMI (2020), Anil Changaroth - Online Dispute Resolution and the Singapore Convention 03-04-2020 DownloadPreview
SIMI (2020), Ban Jiun Ean - How the SCM moves the needle in growing the international mediation market 09-04-2020 DownloadPreview
SIMI (2020), John Brand - South Africa and the Singapore Convention 18-04-2020 DownloadPreview
SIMI (2020), Shanti Abraham - The potential of the Singapore Convention in Malaysia 23-04-2020 DownloadPreview
SIMI (2020), Elena Koltsaki and Kelly Letsiou - the Singapore Convention and recent developments on mediation in Greece 30-04-2020 DownloadPreview
SIMI (2020), Wolf von Kumberg - SCM and Investor State Mediation 14-05-2020 DownloadPreview
SIMI (2020), Anil Xavier - India and the Singapore Convention on Mediation 08-05-2020 DownloadPreview
Paul Mason (2020), Singapore Convention Benefits for Brazil 27-02-2020 DownloadPreview
Cardozo (2019), Singapore Mediation Convention Reference Book 12-03-2020 DownloadPreview
Singapore Convention - Tradução da Convenção de Cingapura (Carla Araújo Demchuk, Paul Eric Mason, Nazareth Serpa) ?? unofficial translation29-11-2019 DownloadPreview
United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation Article by George Lim and Karl Mackie.18-11-2018 DownloadPreview
IMI Briefing Paper - UN Convention on Enforceability 28-11-2018 DownloadPreview

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