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19May/10Off

Entwicklung der alternativen Streitbeilegung

Seit Kurzem stellt die Deutsche Institution f?r Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit  auf ihrer Homepage (http://www.dis-arb.de/) mit der DIS–Konfliktmanagementordnung (DIS-KMO), der DIS-Mediationsordnung (DIS-MedO), der DIS-Schiedsgutachtensordnung (DIS-SchGO) und der DIS-Gutachtensordnung (DIS-GO) vier neue Regelwerke f?r den Bereich der alternativen Streitbeilegung zur Verf?gung. Alle Regelwerke sind zum 1. Mai 2010 in Kraft getreten.

21Apr/10Off

Three judges in two courts know what mediation is

To elaborate and present to the Government

the bill on mediation not later than February 2008

(Action plan aimed at realization of the foreground

tasks of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine for 2008)

There are activities plans adopted by the Ukrainian state bodies that envisage the development of mediation as one of the most effective instruments of alternative dispute resolution. Several times mediation was mentioned in governmental programs. It means that the mediation is well-known among statesmen.

However, how it may happen in that case that the Ukrainian courts’ decisions mention “mediation” only as a way of conciliation between a victim and a criminal. There are only eight judgments in criminal cases passed by three judges in two courts (Kyiv and Poltava Regions) where that instrument mentioned.

14Jan/10Off

Bahrain launches alternative dispute resolution chamber

The Kingdom of Bahrain today formally launched the Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolution and, in the process, became the first country in the world to establish an arbitration “free zone” and introduce the concept of statutory arbitration.

The Chamber, an initiative of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice and delivered in partnership with the American Arbitration Association, the world’s leading provider of conflict management and dispute resolution services, will be known formally as the BCDR-AAA.