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Mediation Centre launch of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Moldova

I was recently in Chisinau for the launch of the new Mediation Centre based within the national Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Moldova.  When reflecting on what to speak about at the ceremony, the first thing that came to my mind was about the collaborative effort, perseverance, and effort that it has taken from […]

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Response to the EU Mediation Directive Consultation

The following letter was published in the Law Society Gazette on 30 November 2015 by Dr Karl Mackie, CBE, Chief Executive Officer of CEDR: The recent consultation by the EU on its 2008 Mediation Directive raises the possibility that in future there could be greater regulation in this area of civil justice. Undoubtedly, there is now […]

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CEDR: A people business

In nearly 5 years at CEDR I’ve often found it difficult to explain to people what I do and what CEDR does.  I’ve held several different roles during my time here, and what I tell people usually changes depending on what part of the business I’m working with most closely at any one time. In […]

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Moldova…in the Snow

Moldova…in the Snow

I recently returned from a week in Chisinau, the extremely snowy capital of Moldova.  As part of their on-going commitment to change, the Moldovan Ministry of Justice has recently prepared a Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2011-2015.  A key pillar of this strategy is to promote economic development.  Assisting them reach this goal, the European Bank […]

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What’s in a name: Balancing a Fair Process with Cultural Norms

What’s in a name: Balancing a Fair Process with Cultural Norms

In Pakistan it is normal to refer to older men who have some status in the community as ‘shahib’ after using their name. This term denotes respect and a certain amount of deference, and is completely normal in conversational and professional contexts.  It is important to note that there is no similar term used for […]

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