February 2009 Blog Posts (90)

East Timor Legal News 26 February 2009

UN presence does not follow spirit of independence Timor Post 26 February 2009 - Extension of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) in the country has been agreed to by the UN Security Council memebers yet a national NGO known as Luta Hamutuk disagreed with the UN presence because it is in contradiction with the spirit of the Timorese independence.



Process of buying rice is not a measure for corruption: MP Dos Santos Timor Post 26 February 2009 -… Continue

Added by Warren Wright on February 27, 2009 at 6:16pm — No Comments

East Timor Legal News 25 February 2009

Public Prosecution has sent 12 corruption cases to court: Monteiro Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 25 February 2009 - Prosecutor General Longinhos Monteiro said the total number of corruption cases was 41. However, the Public Prosecution had sent only 12 of the case to court for further legal process.



UN to extent mission in Timor-Leste to another year Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 25 February 2009 - President Jose Ramos Horta said the UN Security Council had agreed on the… Continue

Added by Warren Wright on February 27, 2009 at 6:11pm — No Comments

research on personal, bottom-up reconciliation processes in Guatemala and Nicaragua

Hejsan,



is anyone doing research on bottom-up, personal reconciliation processes in rural areas in Guatemala and Nicaragua? I am interesting in continuing the research I started during my years in Nicaragua, doing a follow-up study in Nicaragua and initiating one in Guatemala, to hear peoples' personal stories of how they managed to deal with the past and go on with life. I think that if we know more about the personal, individual processes of how people go through this process, we… Continue

Added by Manuela Nilsson on February 27, 2009 at 10:03am — No Comments

Thoughts on Change

http://igbarb19.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/thoughts-on-change/

Added by IslandGuru on February 27, 2009 at 7:13am — No Comments

5 Tips For Using Silence As A Tool

5 Tips For Using Silence As A Tool



Here is today's mobile mediation and negotiation tips. What do I mean by 'mobile'? I am thinking of this and typing it while on the train so enjoy!



originally posted at Enjoy Mediation on 2.26.09



1- It puts the pressure on the other party (meaning it's not on you). By feeling the need to say something in order to break the silence will possibly get them to move away from… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 26, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Mediation & ADR News 02.25.09

Originally posted at Enjoy Mediation on 2.25.09

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Activists Seek to End Street Violence

Ministers and community activists gathered Sunday at a spot a few steps away from where three teenagers were gunned down Friday afternoon in the South Chicago neighborhood.



"Violence is definitely a sickness. It's a disease, and we need to start treating it like a… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 25, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

Post about "Financial Crisis, Human Rights and Conflict"

http://igbarb19.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/financial-crisis-human-rights-and-conflict/

Added by IslandGuru on February 25, 2009 at 9:49am — No Comments

Owners No Jackasses, Keeps Jackass Website

Originally posted on 02.24.09 at Enjoy Mediation

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Owners No Jackasses, Keeps Jackass Website

For those who remember, I posted about dispute resolution and the internet a few weeks back. I found this charm of a story and had to post it here:



The World Intellectual Property Organization has the thankless job of overseeing… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 24, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Post about "Economic Crisis and Global Governance cont’d"

http://igbarb19.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/ecnomic-crisis-and-global-governance-contd/

Added by IslandGuru on February 23, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Unrest in Caribbean Has Roots in Slavery Past

Originally Posted on 3.23.09 at Enjoy Mediation

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Unrest in Caribbean Has Roots in Slavery Past



I read about this about a week ago and it stuck in my mind. So, when I saw it again on the homepage of Yahoo! News, I decided to write about it. An additional factor driving me to write about this is that as mediators and negotiators, we are always promoting 'expanding… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 23, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Blogging on the Go!



Originally posted on 02.22.09 at Enjoy Mediation



Blogging on the Go!



Yes, technology has made another advancement here at the Enjoy Mediation Blog. I am now able to post updates from my mobile phone.

If you are asking why, and who cares, so am I!

Now that we have that out of the way, think about all the great news that I can now post instantaneously...no I… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 22, 2009 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Urgent Attention - a letter from a suffering mind

Dear Colleagues.

I have put this letter in a discussion also, what exactly i want to do is to get peoples attention against the ongoing war in Sri Lanka.

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Rama Ammu

Date: Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 11:12 PM

Subject: Urgent Attention-Ramanusha

To: sankharan@gmail.com



Dear Sankha,



Sanka, i am writing this letter to convey the awareness of the tragedy going on our country. Actually i could not tolerate when… Continue

Added by Sankha on February 22, 2009 at 1:58am — 1 Comment

Use of Depleted Uranium proved in NATO Bombings

This post was first published in TH!NK ABOUT IT site 21st February 2009.



An Italian non-governmental organisation – the Rome-based “Un ponte per …” - is investigating consequences of NATO's 1999 bombings of Serbia and the effects of the use of depleted uranium (DU) on the civilian population. The NATO allegedly used shells with depleted uranium which are still today causing an increase in the… Continue

Added by Ari Rusila on February 21, 2009 at 8:36pm — No Comments

East Timor Legal News 19 February 2009

Law for witness protection passed in the Parliament Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 February 2009 - The proposed law for witness was passed overwhelmingly in the vote on Wednesday (18/2) after a profound debate in the Parliament.



Police command suspends Rapid Response Unit commander Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 19 February 2009 - The Timorese Acting Police Commander, Inspector Afonso de Jesus, said the Police Command had made a decision to provisionally suspend the… Continue

Added by Warren Wright on February 21, 2009 at 3:27pm — 1 Comment

East Timor Legal News 18 February 2009

Two men detained over sexual assault: Police Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 February 2009 - Manufahi District Police Commander, Inspector Miguel Faria, said the police had detained two men suspected of being engaged in an attempted sexual assault of 2 minor girls.



Alkatiri resigns from the post of negotiator Radio Televisaun Timor Leste 18 February 2009 - Former Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri has resigned from the negotiating team for the Timor Sea gas and oil deals… Continue

Added by Warren Wright on February 21, 2009 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Hillary Clinton: Currency Before Compassion?

Hillary Clinton: Currency Before Compassion?

Human Rights Second, Money First?


Originally posted at Enjoy Mediation on 02.21.09

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Is this the same direction that we thought the Obama Administration was going to head in? What happened to Conflict Resolution, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation as well as Negotiation? For… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 21, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A Post about "Ethnic Conflict: a few more thoughts"

http://igbarb19.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/ethnic-conflict-redux/

Added by IslandGuru on February 21, 2009 at 11:08am — No Comments

Summer Institute in US Law - Washington University

I'm pleased to report that Washington University is inviting law students from abroad to enroll in the third year of its exciting program for foreign law students and lawyers, the Summer Institute in U.S. Law.







The two-week 2009 Summer Institute will be held in Saint Louis , Missouri , from 13 July to 24 July. The program has been designed for lawyers and law students from civil-law systems (but may also be appropriate for common-law students), and is intended to give a… Continue

Added by Aminu Gamawa on February 21, 2009 at 5:49am — No Comments

NYU Protest Over



Originally posted at Enjoy Mediation on 02.20.09

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The NYU 'Siege" is Now Over



The student takeover of the Kimmel Student Center Cafeteria has ended with:



1) no demands met

2) no negotiations

3) an injured security guard

4) 1 arrest for disorderly conduct

5) multiple suspensions… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 20, 2009 at 6:51pm — No Comments

New York University Under Siege!

For actie links, visit Enjoy Mediation



NYU Under Siege!

Well, the Kimmel Cafeteria is at least. This is still a developing story, so I will post more on it tomorrow. If you are interested, there is a blog posting updates every few minutes [here]



NY Times first broke the story [here]



From CBS:

AP) Dozens of students have barricaded themselves inside of New… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 19, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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