News outlets across the globe are rife with accounts of human rights violations. In some instances these violations areattached to non-state actors (whether individuals or organized groups) who, insome manner, abuse or deny individuals their basic human rights, as set outwithin the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and/or various UnitedStates statutes and the Constitution.
As we have discussed here in this space since our first column in 2007, https://nyfamilymediation.com/news/a-mediators-role-as-a-neutral-facilitator/ neutrality is a form of deep connection between the mediator and the parties to conflict.
On March 5, the New York Times ran an extensive profile of a federal judge in the Northern District of Ohio who has used mediation to settled multidistrict litigations and many other cases.
From the New York Law Journal Dec. 12, 2017
Ortal Mendelawe, an Israeli attorney specializing in sexual harassment cases and an LL.M.
As family mediators, we are often regaled with stories of high conflict divorce cases. “They never could have mediated” is a common refrain we hear from well-meaning friends who share details of protracted divorce litigations and custody battles, each replete with extensive collateral damage, such as a retirement account liquidated to fund a litigation.