Nederlands-Vlaams tijdschrift voor mediation en conflictmanagement

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Annie de Roo

Mediation: vertrouwelijkheid gegarandeerd?

De geheimhouding rond mediation bij burgerlijke geschillen

Trefwoorden mediation, confidentiality, civil procedure, evidence
Auteurs Mr. Betty Santing-Wubs

    This article deals with confidentiality in mediation proceedings. Confidentiality is considered to be one of the key advantages of mediation. Usually the parties agree that they will not be compelled to produce evidence concerning the mediation, nor call the mediator as a witness in case of subsequent judicial proceedings. However, it is not sure how the court in civil judicial proceedings will handle such an agreement. The court will have to balance the interests of confidentiality and establishing the truth. In some cases it is clear that the court should not respect the confidentiality agreement, for example when there is an obligation to disclose evidence of a criminal offence. In other cases there might be proper grounds to let the confidentiality prevail, but there is no guarantee that the court will respect the confidentiality agreement. As part of the implementation of the European directive on mediation Member States are obliged to adopt provisions about admissibility of evidence in civil judicial proceedings in order to protect certain aspects of confidentiality of mediation proceedings.

Mr. Betty Santing-Wubs
Betty Santing-Wubs is universitair docent privaatrecht aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

De mediator als professional of de professional als mediator?

Trefwoorden mediation, profession, professionals, body of knowledge
Auteurs Ad Kil

    In this contribution the focus is on whether mediation, as it is practiced today, can be regarded as a profession and if so, whether it belongs to the ‘new’ or ‘old’ professions. In an attempt to answer this question the structure of the body of knowledge and the predictability of the outcomes of the application of that body of knowledge are discussed.

Ad Kil
Ad Kil is director of study van de masteropleiding Conflictmanagement aan de Universiteit Maastricht en professor Human Resource Development in Law Firms aan de Nottingham Law School.

Wie zich aan een ander spiegelt, spiegelt zich zacht

Trefwoorden intervision, mediation, Balint-method, association of lawyers specializing in family law and divorce mediation
Auteurs Eva Schijven en Heleen Govers

    Members of the Dutch Vereniging van familierecht advocaten scheidingsbemiddelaars (Association of lawyers specializing in family law and divorce mediation) meet on a regular, voluntary basis to share their experiences with inter alia mediation through ‘intervision’. The intervision-method used is the Balint-method. The author describes the working of the Balint methodology and its value for the individual professional and the development of the profession as a whole.

Eva Schijven
Eva Schijven-Bours is werkzaam als advocaat-mediator en overlegscheidingsadvocaat bij Nysingh advocaten te Apeldoorn.

Heleen Govers
Heleen Govers is psycholoog, gecertificeerd mediator en werkzaam bij Gemini Consult te Malden.

Bart Neervoort
Bart Neervoort is CEDR- en NMI-gecertificeerd mediator; voorzitter Nederlandse Vereniging van Mediators in de Verzekeringsbranche (NVMV), zie <>.

Potentiële conflictbronnen tussen ouders en schoolteam in het speciaal onderwijs

Trefwoorden special education, mediation, mentally and physically handicapped children
Auteurs Lot Steenberghe-Blokpoel

    Special education for mentally and physically handicapped children is a potential source of conflict between parents and school teachers/school team. Recommendations are given to better manage this type of conflicts, inter alia through mediation.

Lot Steenberghe-Blokpoel
Lot Steenberghe-Blokpoel MA runt een praktijk voor Psychosociale therapie & Conflicthantering en houdt zich bezig met (groeps)mediations en workshops in het (speciaal) onderwijs, persoonlijke therapieën/(conflict)coaching.

Conflictmanagement op de Britse werkvloer: enkele ontwikkelingen aan de andere kant van de Noordzee

Trefwoorden 3-step procedure, conflict management procedure, Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, Advisory
Auteurs Annie de Roo

    The British Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform actively promotes the early settlement of individual labour disputes, preferably within the company or organization. This has resulted in the so-called mandatory statutory ’3-step procedure’. This conflict management procedure is laid down in the Employment Act 2002 (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2004. From 6 April 2009 this procedure will no longer be mandatory. However, the procedure as such will remain and further tools and assistance for the early settlement of individual labour disputes will be developed by the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform and the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Annie de Roo

Een stap naar het professionaliseren van een ‘nieuw’ fenomeen in Nederland

Een verslag van de eerste Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training in januari 2009

Trefwoorden Association of Collaborative Divorce Holland, collaborative divorce, training
Auteurs Lieke Zwanenburg

    In the Netherlands the interest in collaborative divorce, collaborative mediation is growing. On 17 October 2008 the Vereniging Collaborative Divorce Holland (Association of Collaborative Divorce Holland) was established. One of its activities is the organization of training in collaborative divorce, mediation. The main findings of the first training program which took place on 19, 20 and 21 January 2009 are discussed in this report.

Lieke Zwanenburg
Lieke Zwanenburg is advocaat-bemiddelaar bij De Horst Mediation te Leusden.