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Mediation Settlement Enforcement

UNCITRAL and the enforceability of mediated settlements

A commentary by Dr Karl Mackie CBE in February 2017 on the sixty-sixth session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group II (Dispute Settlement) at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, which continues its discussions over a possible instrument on enforcement of international settlement agreements resulting from mediation. Both the […]

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The Gender Agenda and International Women’s Day

The Gender Agenda and International Women’s Day

Today International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world. According to the United Nations, it is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. The theme of […]

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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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