Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Mediating With Mother Nature

Well, not exactly. How about mediating the tsunami? Ok, ok – how about training to mediate tsunami related disputes. According to this article in the Daily News [not the one from New York], the Legal Aid Commission of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Alternative Disputes Resolution Institute commenced a Mediator Trainer Training Program. The model is based on Christopher Moore’s model. Moore wrote The Mediation Process: Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict.

The article is interesting not only from the practical perspective but also as a look into how another country views mediation. By the way, did you know that Sri Lanka is the second most litigious society in the world?

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