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The Association for International Arbitration (AIA) works towards the promotion of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) AIA focuses on arbitration as a means of dispute resolution and strives to bring together the global community in this field, including judges, lawyers, arbitrators, mediators and academics as well research scholars and students. With this unique blend of people, it is our goal to inculcate an interest in ADR in the professional sphere and among budding professionals in law schools and universities all around the globe. AIA is not an arbitration institute and does not make any appointment.
In addition to its commitment to arbitration, AIA is also involved in mediation through its Network of Mediation Centres. The Network aims at the sharing of information and good practices in order to promote the use of mediation, increase the quality of mediation and mediators and most importantly, enhance the general public awareness to seek mediation as a common practice in resolving both border and cross-border disputes.
An extract from The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2014 - www.GlobalArbitrationReview.com.
Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Mediation 2014, (published in October 2013; contributing editor: Renate Dendorfer-Ditges of Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH) For further information please visit www.GlobalArbitrationReview.com.
First report of the “Future of Mediation in Belgium” (FMB) initiative[Following the first Brainstorming event on 27/06/2013 – Brussels Palace of Justice]
The report can be downloaded here:
New Directive of the european parliament (dd March 12, 2013)The Directive of the European parliament and of the council on alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes and amending Regulation (March 12, 2013) can be downloaded here:
The Association for International Arbitration cordially invites you to our Brainstorming on the future of Mediation in Belgium.Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions. If you are not yet a member of AIA, you are invited to become a part of our growing international circle of ADR professionals.
Please find the invitation and registration form here:
Latest AIA Publication
New EU Directive on Mediation in Cross-Border civil and commercial matters
The AIA is pleased to announce that we now have a Qualifying Assessment Program (QAP) approved by the International Mediation Institute (IMI).
IMI is unique as it is the only organization in the world to cultivate global, professional standards for experienced mediators, advocates and others involved in the field of ADR. In addition, lMI convenes stakeholders, promotes understanding and disseminates skills all in a non-service provider capacity.
Establishing the European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice (EMTPJ) represented an important milestone for mediation as it allows participants to apply for accreditation in numerous jurisdictions both within and outside Europe thereby creating truly ‘European Mediators’. The AIA offers the assessment in different languages after agreement between the AIA and the candidate.
Since then, it has become increasingly important for the AIA to obtain IMI approval in order to have an assessment recognized on a global scale that would cater to experienced, competent mediators, with the overall aim of promoting mediation as a profession.
Those who take part in the AIA’s qualifying assessment program and successfully become qualified and then IMI Certified will form part of a worldwide community of experienced mediators who’s Profiles are freely searchable by users through the IMI open search engine.
AIA is now open for registrations; applicants must have 200 hours mediation experience and 20 mediation cases. For details please email us at: IMIQAP@arbitration-adr.org
AIA also supports the Young Mediators Initiative (YMI), which was established under the umbrella of IMI, with the aim of encouraging, connecting and assisting young mediators worldwide.