The United Nations Resolves To Use Mediation To Peacefully Resolve Disputes

On June 22, 2011, the UN News Centre reported that the United Nations General Assembly issued a resolution directing its members to utilize mediation.  While the United Nations Charter already advocates for the use of mediation and peaceful settlements of disputes, this resolution emphasized the UN’s commitment to the process.  The resolution also declared the need to ensure gender neutrality in mediation programs, especially in decision-making roles. In addition, the UN recommended that it … [Read more...]

Is Mediation In Arizona Confidential?

One of the benefits of Arizona mediation is that the documents, communications and acts in mediation are confidential.  Mediation confidentiality is protected by Arizona law.  The applicable law is located at Arizona Revised Statute section § 12-2238.  Further, all participants in a mediation sign a confidentiality agreement, thereby contractually binding themselves to maintain confidentiality.  There are a few exceptions to the confidentiality rule, such as where the parties agree to the … [Read more...]

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