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Interview with Deborah Masucci about the Singapore Convention

Interview with Deborah Masucci about the Singapore Convention

Natalie Armstrong-Motin of Marketing Resolution recently interviewed IMI Board Co-Chair Deborah Masucci about her career and the upcoming Singapore Convention on the Enforceability of Mediated Settlement. Find the full video ... Read More

Mediation was not always an alternative

Mediation was not always an alternative

Is mediation an alternative to legal procedures for dispute resolution, or is it the appropriate method? An Ancient Practice The history of trade has always had a strong legal basis, ... Read More
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Mediation in Bangladesh Makes Justice Accessible

Mediation in Bangladesh Makes Justice Accessible

Mediation as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process is growing rapidly in Bangladesh. It is cost-effective and less time-consuming than court litigations. The confidentiality of mediation and the fact that ... Read More
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Website updates – menus and forums

Website updates - menus and forums

Based on feedback and with a view to enhancing navigability, we have made some changes to the main menu of our website. You will see that ‘Practitioners’ has been replaced ... Read More
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Call for feedback – “IMI Accreditation”

Call for feedback - "IMI Accreditation"

In January of this year, IMI launched the possibility for organisations to have their training programs recognised as meeting the high international standards established by IMI’s independent expert taskforce. These ... Read More
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Moving Mediation Practice Forward— Is It Time for Certification? (Part Two)

Moving Mediation Practice Forward— Is It Time for Certification? (Part Two)

This article continues from the first part, which you can read here. Is certification desired? In 2016 IMI published a Biennial Census Survey Report on the field of international mediation ... Read More
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Version 2.0: Rebooting the EU’s International Mediation Role

Version 2.0: Rebooting the EU’s International Mediation Role

The “EU as International Mediator” research network has produced a policy brief on the EU’s Mediation Concept and ongoing role in international mediation. It is published with permission here, and ... Read More

Moving Mediation Practice Forward— Is It Time for Certification? (Part One)

Moving Mediation Practice Forward— Is It Time for Certification? (Part One)

Celebrations were many in 2018. The New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section celebrated its 10th Anniversary, the International Mediation Institute (IMI) also celebrated the same landmark, and the ... Read More
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Arbitration v Mediation

Arbitration v Mediation

Many people confuse arbitration and mediation, and use the words synonymously, but the two processes are quite distinct, and the goals and mechanics for each are different. Let’s take a ... Read More
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Negotiating In “Blind” Faith

Negotiating In “Blind” Faith

This article was originally submitted to Kluwer Mediation Blog, and may be viewed here. It has been reproduced with permission. I was recently witness to a mediation session during which ... Read More
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Crab Fights: Mediating The Future Of Svalbard’s Resources

Crab Fights: Mediating The Future Of Svalbard’s Resources

Not many people know that since 2015, the European Union and Norway have been in a dead-lock over crabs. The Snow Crab Conflict has far-reaching implications for Norway’s vast seafood ... Read More
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Processing fees for QAP applications

Processing fees for QAP applications

IMI Qualifying Assessment Programs qualify Mediators and Mediation Advocates to become IMI Certified. Qualifying Assessment Programs, or QAPs, are run by organisations located around the world. (Find your nearest QAP ... Read More
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