Rights, Responsibilities and Mandatory Mediation

Rights, Responsibilities and Mandatory Mediation

By Daniel Kershen, CEDR Foundation Project Coordinator In the aftermath of the London riots this month, several political discussions centred around the development of a culture in the UK driven by rights but with very little recognition of responsibilities.  Whether this is the case, there remains some uncertainty over what our human rights are, how […]

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Why there should be more mediation in the NoW scandal

Why there should be more mediation in the NoW scandal

By Eileen Carroll, Deputy Chief Executive, CEDR and Mediator At the outset of the on-going story into phone hacking at the News of the World no-one could have predicted exactly how whole institutions; the government, the police and the media, would have become embroiled. The reverberations of this affairs are certainly being felt within the […]

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Hacking at Justice

Hacking at Justice

By Dr Karl Mackie CBE, Mediator and Chief Executive, CEDR Yesterday British Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced the launch of a Public Inquiry into the phone hacking scandal that has engulfed News Corp, having already claimed one sizeable scalp in a national newspaper; the News of the World. The Inquiry is however not going to […]

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How should press complaints be mediated?

How should press complaints be mediated?

by Andy Rogers, Associate Director and Mediator, CEDR In the wake of the News of The World ‘phone hacking’ scandal at the end of last week and in defence of itself in the face of criticism from political leaders in Westminster, the UK’s Press Complaints Commission (PCC) cited the fact that it had successfully mediated […]

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The legacy of Columbo for Mediators

The legacy of Columbo for Mediators

Graham Massie, CEDR Director of Consultancy, commenting on the recent passing of the actor Peter Falk, who played the popular TV Detective, Columbo. So farewell Peter Falk, and thank you. For demonstrating that a sharp mind doesn’t need a sharp suit – sometimes a trusted raincoat will do. For revealing the power of the friendly […]

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Pensive about pensions

Pensive about pensions

By Daniel Kershen, CEDR Foundation Co-ordinator The front cover of July’s issue of Public Servant magazine shows Francis Maude, Cabinet Office Minister, asking us the reader the question; why strike now?  He is of course referring to the potential upcoming strikes regarding public sector pensions and the government’s plans for reform.  He describes how “current […]

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When disastrous failings occur – how could mediation help?

When disastrous failings occur – how could mediation help?

By Daniel Kershen, CEDR Foundation Co-ordinator The recent revelations about the abuse suffered by the residents of the Winterbourne View care home in the outskirts of Bristol, allegedly administered by the custodians entrusted with their wellbeing, are a shocking reminder of the potential humans possess to completely disregard others needs and deny others their fundamental […]

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Workplace Mediation under the microscope

Workplace Mediation under the microscope

By Fiona Colquhoun, Director, and Daniel Kershen, Foundation Co-ordinator, CEDR Personnel Today, 23rd May 2011, reports on the findings of a conflict management survey, (XpertHR) describing how half of the organisations surveyed have adapted their conflict resolution strategies to include mediation.  This is positive news for long term mediation campaigners such as CEDR.  The survey […]

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Don’t see red (cards) in employment disputes

Don’t see red (cards) in employment disputes

by Daniel Kershen, CEDR Foundation Co-ordinator The emphasis on workplace mediation is unfortunately yet to prevail in all workplace arenas.  Oh the beautiful game (aka. Football), how regularly you show us your fickle nature.  A recent case in point is the  former Chelsea manager’s premiership plight after the recent premiership title dogfight. For what might […]

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