Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2001

Abstract

Australian mediation practice is thriving. Effective forms of mediation are practised in court-connected schemes, in the public sector, in the community justice sector and in the private business sector. Indeed, no industry is excluded from the application of mediation. In contrast, Hoffmann-Riem laments that despite many years of discussions about ADR (alternative dispute resolution) in Germany, mediation plays a marginal role only. Further, Labes states that 'ADR mechanisms are relatively obscure methods in Germany.' The comparison between Australia and Germany is particularly interesting because it considers both a common law and a civil law tradition. This essay will discuss the practice of mediation in Australia and Germany with a view to elaborating upon comparative points of interest.

Keywords

Mediation, Australia, Germany

Discipline

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Research Areas

Dispute Resolution

Publication

International Trade and Business Law Annual

Volume

6

First Page

1

Last Page

18

ISSN

1836-8573

Publisher

Cavendish

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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