Co-Chair
Martin Hauser

Co-Chair
Mary Walker

Mediation Committee

The Mediation Committee focuses on laws, practices and procedures relating to the mediation, conciliation, and negotiation of transnational disputes, as well as other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes.

About the Committee

The Mediation Committee focuses on laws, practices and procedures relating to the mediation, conciliation, and negotiation of transnational disputes, as well as other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. The committee seeks to advance the information available to the international legal community about such processes and techniques for implementing them; to contribute to the development of improved practices and ethical standards in the field; and to draw attention to legal developments and problems relating to mediation and ADR. Additionally, the Mediation Committee works with the following IBA committees to form the Dispute Resolution Section:

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Message from the Mediation Committee Co-Chairs - Feb 2021

The IBA Mediation Committee has been working on your behalf and on behalf of the profession, to monitor developments in international dispute resolution and the advent of online DR platforms amongst other initiatives.

In the deadlock: the refusal to talk

A summary of a mediator's experience in dealing with a deadlock between parties in a mediation.

The mediation agreement in Brazil and its essential requirements, recognition and enforcement

The enacting of a new code as well as the actual usage of alternative methods indicates that mediation will be a very sought-after dispute resolution mechanism in Brazil. This article outlines the development of mediation in Brazil and its laws and regulations, providing an overview of the major aspects related to mediation.

Overview of the Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (Singapore Convention)

One important factor that has served as an obstacle to the growth of mediation, both in-terms of the quality of the process and its popularity as a viable mechanism for resolution of dispute, is the issue of enforceability of the outcome. The essence of the convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation is to tackle this obstacle and pave a smoother path for the development of harmonious international economic relations and administration of international commercial transactions

Subcommittees and other groups

The Mediation Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Mediation Committee Advisory Board
  • Mediation Techniques Subcommittee
  • State Mediation Subcommittee
  • Young Mediators Subcommittee