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Mediation to be Mandatory for Noise Disputes Between Neighbours
28 Feb 2023
In Singapore, mediation will now be mandatory for three categories of community disputes, including noise-related disputes, resurfaced disputes after mediation, and disputes where parties want to file a claim with the Community Disputes Resolution Tribunal. The move is part of efforts to encourage amicable and early resolution of such disputes, as an increase in quarrels between neighbours has been observed in recent years. If parties do not attend mandatory mediation sessions, they may face penalties or will not be able to file a claim at the CDRT. The goal is to increase the chances of such disputes being resolved amicably, with statistics showing that mediation is highly effective in helping neighbours resolve disputes. A mechanism will also be created for settlement agreements by the Community Mediation Centre to be registered and enforced as a CDRT order.
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Mandatory Mediation for Three Types of Disputes in the Community to Be Implemented
28 Feb 2023
According to a report in Lianhe Zaobao, mandatory mediation in the community is set to be implemented in the near future. It has become apparent that possessing the skill set of mediation is crucial for anyone who desires to contribute to the community, as it is a powerful tool for fostering a strong and united community.Read More
Celebrating the 6th Anniversary of the International Institute of Mediators (iiM)
21 Mar 2023
Today marks a significant milestone in the world of mediation, as the International Institute of Mediators (iiM) proudly celebrates its 6th anniversary. Since its inception in 2017, iiM has grown exponentially, and now boasts a vast network of mediators from around the globe. On this momentous occasion, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the supporters who have played an integral role in iiM's remarkable journey.
The International Institute of Mediators has been unwavering in its mission to promote mediation as an effective, efficient, and accessible means of dispute resolution. With a strong emphasis on collaboration and professionalism, iiM has become a leading authority in the field, providing support, resources, and training to mediators across the world.
Partnership with Fernvale Mediation Centre
25 Sep 2022
iiM is collaborating with Fernvale Mediation Centre (FMC) by encouraging residents to adopt amicable methods of resolving disputes that may occur in the community and neighbourhood.Read More
Signing of MOC between DASL and iiM
16 Sep 2022
iiM signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Dormitory Association of Singapore Limited (DASL) on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of DASL.Read More
Budget debate: Mandatory mediation being considered for some community disputes
10 Mar 2022
SINGAPORE - Neighbours embroiled in some disputes may have to undergo mediation before they can take their quarrel to a community tribunal for a ruling, said Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong on Thursday (March 10).Read More
Mediation may be made compulsory in cases of neighbour disputes as inter-agency committee reviews measures
02 Mar 2021
SINGAPORE: An inter-agency committee is conducting a “comprehensive review” of the Community Dispute Management Framework that helps to manage disputes between neighbours.Read More
Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
25 Mar 2020
Under the iiM and NTUC collaboration, from 1st April 2020, our courses are now supported by the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) funding from NTUC.Read More
Judge orders mediation to end stalemate over former GM plant site
31 Jan 2020
INDIANAPOLIS — There could be progress in efforts to end the complicated legal stalemate over valuable land just southwest of downtown Indianapolis where General Motors once had its stamping plant.
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UN Convention that promotes mediation to resolve trade disputes moves closer to entry into force
25 Feb 2020
Singapore and Figi have become the first countries to ratify a UN treaty that promotes mediation as an alternative and effective method for resolving trade disputes, thus making an important step towards its entry into force.
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Forum: Mediation best way to resolve neighbour disputes
20 Jan 2020
Many views have been expressed on the issue of neighbour disputes. What is clear is this - neighbour disputes are a common problem faced by many.
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MOU Signing Ceremony between iiM and CDE
19 Jan 2020
Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) tying up with the International Institute of Mediators (Singapore) (iiM) Provide mediation services for contractual disputes.Read More
MOU Signing Ceremony between NTUC FSE & iiM
28 Dec 2019
NTUC Freelancers and Self-Employed Unit (U FSE) and International Institute of Mediators (iiM) inked a collaboration agreement to better serve the needs of the freelancer community in Singapore.Read More
54 nations to attend S'pore Convention on Mediation signing
30 Jul 2019
The United States and China are set to be among the first countries to sign a convention on mediation that is named after Singapore.
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MOU Signing Ceremony between iiM and AEAS
25 Apr 2019
The Association of Employment Agencies (Singapore) AEA(S) is augmenting its mediation services to employers by tying up with the International Institute of Mediators (Singapore) (iiM).Read More
Nee Soon GRC to get mediation club to help residents resolve conflicts between neighbours
22 Apr 2018
SINGAPORE - Nee Soon group representation constituency (GRC) will be the first constituency here to get its own mediation club within the year.
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02 Dec 2022
Undertaking research in mediation and other dispute resolution areas is an important objective of the Institute. A list of research topics has been proposed. The Institute is currently working with its overseas counterparts in research on cultural differences in behaviours and attitudes towards conflict resolution.Read More
Avoiding Misinterpreting What Parties Say
10 Apr 2017
By Dr Lim Lan Yuan
In this article we will focus on the problems that can emerge when we interpret events wrongly. More importantly, we want to learn and understand why sometime people misinterpret or perceive wrongly what they see or hear.Read More
Using Mediation to Resolve Disputes in the Community
02 May 2017
By Dr Lim Lan Yuan
The development of community mediation and neighbourhood justice centres has established deep roots in the United States since the 1970s. Those who pioneered community mediation asserted that mediation was a more effective process for resolving a wide range of conflicts than adjudication, especially if the parties had an ongoing relationship.Read More
Useful Book References on Early Development of Mediation in Some Countries (available from iiM Library Resource).
Fulton, Maxwell J (1989), Commercial Alternative Dispute Resolution, The Law Book Company Ltd, Australia.
Astor, Hilary and Chinkin, Christine M (1992), Dispute Resolution in Australia, Butterworths, Australia.
Bevan, Alexander (1992), Alternative Dispute Resolution, Sweet & Maxwell, London.
Acland, Andrew Floyer (1995), Resolving Disputes Without Going To Courts, Century Business Books, UK.
Brown, Henry J and Arthur L Marriott (1995), ADR Principles and Practice, Sweet & Maxwell, UK.
Lim Lan Yuan (1997), The Theory and Practice of Mediation, FT Law & Tax Asia Pacific, Singapore.
Moody, Susan R and Mackay, Roberts E (eds) (1995), Greens Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution in Scotland, Sweet & Maxwell, Edinburgh.
Kolb, D (1983), The Mediators, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Folberg, J and Taylor, A (1984), Mediation: A Comprehensive Guide to Resolving Conflicts Without Litigation, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco.
Kressel, K, D G Pruitt and associates (1985), Mediation Research: The Process and Effectiveness of Third-party Intervention, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco.
Moore, Christopher W (1986), The Mediation process – Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflicts, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco.
Stulberg, Joseph B (1987), Taking Charge/Managing Conflict, Lexington Books, New York.