On October 29, 2014, an interactive convention entitled Shaping the Future of International Dispute Resolution was organised by the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and other organisations in London.
Over 150 delegates from many stakeholder groups and >20 countries used individual voting and interactive technology to explore and express their views on a number of key issues. The data that this convention generated suggested that significant gaps may exist between what disputants expect and need and what is currently provided by advisors, provider bodies, practitioners, educators and policy makers.
This data and subsequent discussions led to the generation of a new list of core questions to be discussed by all stakeholders, to verify whether or not these gaps exist, in what ways, and (if so) whether they vary from region to region. These core questions are a central part of the GPC Series. They, are still being drafted and are open to consultation for anyone wishing to provide input to them. They will soon be posted on this website and the deadline for comments on the penultimate draft will be November 15, 2015. A LinkedIn Group has also been created to discuss the core questions - To join the discussion on LinkedIn, click here.
Documents from the London Pilot Test
"The Urgent Need for Data: Are the Needs of Users and the Disputes Resolution Market Misaligned?"
to read the convention summary by Deborah Masucci and Michael Leathes.
Delegate Voting Results
Delegate Comments During the Convention
to view contemporaneous comments from delegates via iPads.
Click here to view the list of speakers and people who organised the London event.