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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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When shaking hands means much more

Ruminating on memorable events this year the handshake between the President of the USA and the President of Cuba comes to mind and shows that 2013 is a very different world to the Black Saturday of 27th October 1962 and the Cuban Missile Crisis. This historic moment at the already momentous occasion of Nelson Mandela’s […]

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Promoting the cause; it’s Ghanaian ADR week!

Promoting the cause; it’s Ghanaian ADR week!

This week marks the start of an ADR week in Ghana. An initiative CEDR welcome and encourage. The Ghanaians have set this year’s theme as ‘Court-Connected ADR… The Citizen’s Participation in the Administration of Justice’. The aim of the week is to encourage citizens who are currently waiting to appear in court, to consider the […]

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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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Shopping for a fair deal

Shopping for a fair deal

By Justine Mensa-Bonsu, Adjudicator, IDRS Ltd, part of CEDR The Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill In February 2010 the Groceries Supply Code of Practice was introduced to regulate the relationships of supermarkets and their suppliers. This Code applies to major grocery retailers, being those with a turnover exceeding 1 billion pounds. The Code obliges retailers to […]

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