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Ambassador Mokhtar Lamani – Part 1: Iraq, Syria & Isil

  The MJDR-RRDM recently had the privilege of conducting an interview with Ambassador Mokhtar Lamani, a lifetime diplomat with the United Nations who has extensive experience with mediation and negotiation in post-conflict situations throughout the Middle East. This included extensive work in the League of Arab States as special representative in Iraq in 2006-2007, and […] Read more

Keeping The End In Mind – The Bottom Line Approach To Dispute Resolution

The author of this article and all parties and events described herein have been anonymized for confidentiality reasons. I.     INTRODUCTION Dispute resolution will always need a holistic approach keeping in mind, at all times, the bottom line. At the end of the day, the debate on theoretical or statistical superiority between court litigation […] Read more

Eight Ways To Irritate An Arbitrator

Arbitrators are supposed to be impartial and focus on the merits of a party’s position, but they are also human – which means a counsel’s unprofessional behavior has the potential to negatively impact his or her case. Although each arbitrator is of course different with individual preferences, opinions, impressions, etc., the following list enumerates eight […] Read more

Mise à jour 2014 des lignes directrices sur les conflits d’intérêts dans l’arbitrage international: entre volonté de réforme et nécessité de prudence

Pas un jour ne passe depuis la fin des réjouissances du 31 décembre sans un commentaire de notre entourage quant aux résolutions du nouvel an. Qu’elles soient sincères ou de mauvaises foi, subies ou choisies, là n’est pas la question: l’essentiel est dans le changement! En ce sens, l’arbitrage international ne fait pas exception à […] Read more

The MJDR and the Myth of Persephone

By CLAUDETTE VAN ZYL – MJDR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF As a journal whose focus lies in dispute resolution, in coming to a conclusion on what would be the feature of our logo we thought that it would be interesting to look back at the first examples of dispute resolution in recorded human history: after all, prior to […] Read more