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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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The CDRC Vienna is organised with the support of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). It is an innovative educational competition focussing on the arts and skills of mediation and negotiation. The competition evolves in a five-day hybrid event – in-person in Vienna - comprising of mock mediations, educational programmes and social events with university teams from around the world that are selected upon competitive entry. Participants have the opportunity to connect with mediation and negotiation professionals from law, academia, business, and governments in more than 50 sessions. Our mission is to create a long-term platform that connects the CDRC experts of the future and offers one of the best learning experiences in the area of mediation and negotiation worldwide.
As a CDRC Director you will co-create the future of consensual dispute resolution. While connecting the younger generations with experienced professionals in the field of mediation and negotiation, you will be closely collaborating with the other Co-Directors or Assistant Directors and work under the guidance of the Organizing Committee. This role will give you a unique opportunity to raise your own profile in the field of mediation, granting you access to the best global mediation practitioners.
This report aims to summarise the development of the 2022 edition of the IBA-VIAC CDRC Vienna Mediation and Negotiation Competition. The competition is organised by the IBA Mediation Committee and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre.
Released on Sep 09, 2022
We are glad to share with you the IBA Mediation Committee’s firstt of the two biannual bulletins in 2022 and we hope that you will enjoy reading the contributions.
Released on Jul 18, 2022
What is a bubbe-meise? It is a myth, a fairy tale, an urban legend. Literally translatedfrom the Yiddish, it is 'a grandmother’s fable'. Yes, I may have misappropriated this term by nuance: mediation evangelism surely exists. However, the use of the term is a reflection of a mentality that ignores the essential role of the law, lawyers, and dispute resolution constructs in furthering the best interests of the client.
Released on Jul 15, 2022
Due to the very nature of the IP rights that are aligned with the essence of mediation, they are simply called '3M', which are 'Market cycle', 'Multiple jurisdictions' and 'Market power'. This paper will explain why the disputes related to IP rights are suitable for mediation.
Released on Jul 12, 2022
The Mediation Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.