Amazon - New and important books on mediation and conflict resolution.
American Arbitration Association (AAA) - Comprehensive site for up-to-the-minute information about all forms of dispute prevention and resolution including mediation, arbitration, fact-finding, partnering, dispute review boards and other related alternative dispute resolution processes.
American Review of International Arbitration - A quarterly law review published by the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia University, publishes scholarly articles, commentaries on recent developments, case notes, and bibliographical information. It is the only publication of its kind in the United States.
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) - ACR is a merged organization of Academy of Family Mediators (AFM), Conflict Resolution Education Network (CREnet), and the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR).
Carter Center - Guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering, The Center seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC) - Independently and impartially resolves, by means of arbitration, contractual and non-contractual maritime disputes arising from, or in the process of, transportation, production and navigation by or at sea, in coastal waters and other waters connected with sea.
City University of New York School of Law Mediation Clinic - Helps parties resolve disputes relating to business transactions, torts, employment, as well as landlord-tenant, family, and neighbor relations. Its goal is to provide a forum where historically disadvantaged or marginalized parties can have their grievances heard and settled to their satisfaction.
Conciliation Resources - A peacebuilding NGO supporting people at the heart of conflicts who are striving to find solutions. Working to improve global conflict policies, with a focus on the UK, EU and UN, and the regions in which it works.
Conflict Resolution Consortium - A multidisciplinary program of research, teaching, and application, focused on finding constructive ways of addressing difficult, long-term, and intractable conflicts, and getting that information to the people involved.
Dispute Resolution (US Department of Justice) - Established to promote the use of community dispute resolution and to coordinate the range of conflict resolution activities undertaken by the Department of Justice. Encourages use of conflict resolution approaches to resolve disputes involving schools, police, courts, and communities.
Equal Employment Advisory Council - Leading employer association dedicated to advancement of practical and effective equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action compliance programs to eliminate workplace discrimination. EEAC's membership includes more than 340 of the nation's largest and most progressive private-sector companies.
Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service - An independent agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) - Operates the largest dispute resolution forum in the securities industry to assist in the resolution of monetary and business disputes between and among investors, securities firms and individual registered representatives.
Hong Kong International Arbibration Centre - Established in 1985 by a group of the leading business and professional people in Hong Kong to be the focus for Asia of dispute resolution and to assist disputing parties to solve their disputes by arbitration and by other means of dispute resolution.
Houston Marine Arbitrators Association - Maritime related expertise in Houston. Members serve as arbitrators of disputes arising in the course of business involving all aspects of maritime, energy and related activities, performed anywhere in the world.
International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) - An association of members who seek to promote and improve the practice of public participation in relation to individuals, governments, institutions, and other entities that effect the public interest in nations throughout the world.
International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) - Increasingly, the international business community is using arbitration to resolve commercial disputes arising in the global marketplace. Supportive laws are in place in many countries that provide a favorable climate for the enforcement of arbitration clauses. International commercial arbitration awards are recognized by national courts in most parts of the world. To help parties pursue dispute resolution in an international setting, the American Arbitration Association has established the ICDR.
JAMS - Mediation and arbitration services provided by justices, judges and attorney mediators and arbitrators.
Japan Shipping Exchange - Serving the shipping industry in such ways as administrating maritime arbitration, drafting and promulgating maritime contract forms, publishing in-depth analysis on shipping and logistics in the form of monthly magazine KAIUN, and providing electronic shipping data bases.
Maritime Solicitors Mediation Service (MSMS) - A specialised service set up by a group of 19 English maritime law firms. The main objective of MSMS is to promote the use of mediation in the maritime and marine insurance sector to assist parties to expedite the cost effective resolution of disputes.
Mediate - Mediation resources, including articles, forum library, training, news, mediator referral, and more. Over 1,000 articles, tools, mediator directory, training and resources.
Mediations Two Faces (02 Nov 00) - Mediation has two faces because while it purports to be open to people of all socioeconomic levels, those mediators who want to profit by practicing can still introduce the competitive aspects of a market economy into the practice of mediation. - a paper by Evan R. Seamone, M.P.P., University of Iowa College of Law.
Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) - An innovative center committed to developing knowledge and practice to promote constructive conflict resolution, effective cooperation, and social justice. Work with educational, non-profit, corporate, and governmental organizations to provide culturally sensitive and locally relevant services related to conflict, violence, justice, cooperation, and social change.
National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) - A membership organization comprised of community mediation centers, their staff and volunteer mediators, and other individuals and organizations interested in the community mediation movement. Membership benefits include funding possibilities, networking, research, publications, a membership directory, and more.
National Center for State Courts (NCSC): Alternative Dispute Resolution Resource Guide - This site focuses on court-connected ADR, which should be distinguished from ADR in other contexts (schools, state agencies, or public policy stakeholders, e.g.). Because mediation is the primary ADR method used by courts, and the one most "alternative" to traditional court processes, much of this site concerns court-connected mediation. Particular areas of interest include: Appellate, Arbitration, Civil and Small Claims, Criminal/Victim-Offender (including juvenile offenders), Dependency, Ethics and Qualifications, Family (divorce, custody, group conferencing, etc.), Federal, Funding, Guardianship, International, Legislation, Mediation, Organizations, Resources, States, Studies/Research, and Training.
National Mediation Board (NMB) - An independent U.S. agency that performs a central role in facilitating labor-management relations within two of the nation's key transportation modes - the railroads and airlines.
Negotiator Magazine - Negotiating resource directed to leaders across the spectrum of business, the professions, unions and associations, non-profit organizations, government, education and suppliers who share an interest in negotiations.
New York City Bar - Association-sponsored mediation and arbitration of disputes among lawyers: rules and procedures.
ODR.info - Supports the development of information technology applications, institutional resources, and theoretical and applied knowledge for managing conflict.
Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission - A seven-member citizen commission created by the 1989 Oregon Legislature. The Commission's mission is to support the beneficial and effective use of mediation, negotiation, conciliation, and other collaborative problem solving processes.
Partners for Democratic Change - An international organization committed to building sustainable local capacity to advance civil society and a culture of change and conflict management worldwide.
Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) - An intergovernmental organization with 117 member states. The PCA provides services for the resolution of disputes involving various combinations of states, state entities, intergovernmental organizations, and private parties.
Policy Consensus Initiative - A national nonprofit program working with leaders at the state level - governors, legislators, attorneys general, state agencies, and others - to establish and strengthen the use of collaborative practices in states to bring about more effective governance.
Program on Negotiation (PON) - The PON at Harvard Law School is an applied research center committed to improving the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution
Resolution Remedies - Small company established in June of 1995 to provide ADR services at a local level. The company is located in Northern California, servicing the San Francisco Bay Area with 13 conference facilities.
Restorative Justice Consortium (UK) - Seeks to balance the concerns of the victim and the community with the need to reintegrate the offender into society. Restorative Justice takes place in the criminal justice system, and helps communities to deal with conflict in schools, the workplace and neighbourhoods.
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) - A non-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to conflict prevention and resolution. Based in Washington, D.C., with programs in fourteen countries around the world.
Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc. (SMA) - In order to assist the maritime industry in the resolution of disputes and in the selection of qualified arbitrators, the SMA publishes a roster of its approximately 130 members. The roster contains a brief description of the general background and expertise of each member. Members of the SMA are commercial people, recognized as leaders in their respective sectors of the industry, who have held a responsible commercial position for at least ten years. Members are surveyors, engineers, brokers, stevedores, shipbuilders, insurers, terminal operators, vessel operators, claims managers, agents, vessel owners, P and I Club representatives and chartering managers. The roster enables disputants to identify arbitrators who have received training in the mechanics of arbitration, and can assist in the selection of panels particularly suited to decide a dispute in an area requiring specialized knowledge or expertise.
Study Circles Resource Center - Helps communities by giving them the tools to organize productive dialogue, recruit diverse participants, find solutions, and work for action and change.
U.S. Institute of Peace - Grants, fellowships, conferences and workshops, library services, publications, and other educational activities designed to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict.
Victim/Offender Mediation Association (VOMA) - An international membership association, supports and assists people and communities working at restorative models of justice. VOMA provides resources, training, and technical assistance in victim-offender mediation, conferencing, circles, and related restorative justice practices.
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