Culturally sensitive mediation: the importance of culture in mediation accreditation

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Law, Siew Fang (2009) Culturally sensitive mediation: the importance of culture in mediation accreditation. Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 20 (3). pp. 162-171. ISSN 1441-7847


Culture is particularly relevant to mediation practice because it shapes the way people view conflict and how they deal with disputes within the justice system. This article explores the implications of culture for mediation practice, training and standard setting in the Australian context. The recent inclusion of cultural sensitivity in the Practice Standards for the new National Mediation Accreditation System raises a number of interesting issues of development. The article draws from the feedback and recommendations gathered by the International Mediation Institute as a guide to implement the National Mediation Accreditation System. The author also explores ways to develop relevant and suitable cross-cultural mediation training.

Item type Article
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Historical > SEO Classification > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Keywords ResPubID19521. inter-cultural, multiculturalism, mediators, Australia
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