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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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, […]
The Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova opened the forum by declaring the following: “We want to adopt best international practice when it comes to ADR as a key aspect of the legal reform we have strategy…we were able to begin a mediation court pilot in the courts in Chisinau and Balti which […]
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