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Syria: Mediating for Peace

Syria: Mediating for Peace

By Andrew Fiddy, Project Coordinator, Skills Solutions The power of interest-based negotiation should not be underestimated in the resolution of conflict in Syria.  UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan has once again touched down in Damascus to hold cease-fire talks with President Bashar al-Assad. The escalating violence within Syria that has left many dead […]

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Addressing The Houses of Oireachtas, Dublin

Addressing The Houses of Oireachtas, Dublin

By Gregory Hunt, Director of CEDR Ireland and CEDR Disputes Group On 9th May I had the real honour of representing CEDR in Ireland in front of The Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality at The Houses of Oireachtas in Dublin, on the subject of the proposed Mediation Bill.  With no idea of what […]

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Economic growth – Could ADR hold the solution?

Economic growth – Could ADR hold the solution?

By Justine Mensa-Bonsu, Adjudicator, IDRS LTD, part of CEDR At the end of March 2012 the Office of National Statistics published data showing that the economy contracted by 0.3% in the last quarter of 2011. However, the UK is likely to avoid a technical recession as the Office for Budget Responsibility expects positive growth in […]

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The Autumn Budget – where next for the consumer?

The Autumn Budget – where next for the consumer?

By Justine Mensa-Bonsu, Adjudicator, IDRS Ltd, part of CEDR George Osborne used his autumn statement to give an update and response on the state of the economy. The latest economic forecasts paint a gloomy picture and there is still high risk of a “double dip” recession. Many will be hoping that the Chancellor’s newly introduced measures […]

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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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