Karl Mackie

Karl Mackie
Dr. Karl Mackie a mediator and Chief Executive for The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

Investor State Mediation Training

For three days in mid-June this year, CEDR partnered with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), International Mediation Institute (IMI) and the International Energy Charter, to conduct the first Investor State (IS) mediator training...

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Mediator as Settlement Leader

If it is true that (in Europe) all roads lead to Rome then might it also be true that in commercial mediation all Mediators ‘lead’ to Settlement? Frivolity aside, the idea of a mediator ‘leading’ parties to a settlement might be unsettlingly too directive in style for...

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Reforming Public Inquiries: Time to Review?

(Note: This article was originally published on the March 18, 2015 on the UK Administrative Justice Institute blog. The original article can be found here.) “Inquiries play a very important role in our constitutional arrangements. The independence and thoroughness of...

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Negotiating in Exceptional Circumstances

Some observations on UK/Scotland negotiationsThe first vote for independence in the Western world within the twenty-first century, the Scottish referendum taking place today holds a unique place in history, setting the precedent for separatist movements globally....

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