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Project Coordinator, CEDR Skills.
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Court Mediation Pilots: Moldova Update

I love conferences – not only because of the wine and usually good food, but because you occasionally get to hear speakers that give you some perspective. “You have a chance to set yourselves apart from many countries in the world by setting best practice standards,” CEDR Project Lead Ranse Howell said at the First […]

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Mental Health and Workplace Conflict

In the run up to the BAFTAs I have been watching a lot of films lately – Birdman and Foxcatcher being the most recent two. Both films have extremely interesting plots and characters: Michael Keaton plays Riggan Thomas, a former movie star most famous for playing ‘Birdman’, who has written, directed and starred in his […]

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Flying Lessons: Negotiating reality

Is there anything more stressful than air travel? At a moment’s notice, adverse weather, lost luggage or a missed transfer can turn a normal flight into a Tartarean ordeal. Industrial action by airline staff is a particularly grating area for travellers, as it can frequently seem like an avoidable problem had there been appropriate conflict […]

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Supply and Demand: A key mixture required for mediation development

“Do we have mediation?” CEDR local consultant Cristina Martin questioned delegates at the First Mediation Conference in Moldova.  She further challenged delegates: “We have mediation laws, mediation councils, mediation codes of conduct, [and] over five hundred mediators registered, but do we have mediation?” “A little,” was the answer, “but we need to change minds.” At […]

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Mediation and the State

Resolving tax disputes has traditionally been a time-consuming process in countries around the world.  Speaking at the celebration of the completion of Phase 1 of CEDR’s twenty-four month commercial mediation project within the country, Phil Batson, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Republic of Moldova, suggested to an audience of lawyers, mediators, policy makers, […]

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