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Mediating the Space Between: Negotiating legitimacy for cross-cultural mediations in Australia
One of the most significant challenges faced by Australian mediators is the delivery of mediation in a way that respects the rich complexities and culture of Indigenous Australians who seek ‘contemporary’ mediation as a means to assist them in negotiating agreements and resolution of conflict. Whilst Indigenous Australians have a long history of traditional conflict resolution, few non-Indigenous mediators embrace this knowledge in a mutually respectful way.
This interactive presentation aims to challenge the normative definition of cross-cultural mediation. Recognising Jurisdictional Convergence, we as practitioners are challenged to recognise the complexities of the conflict context and empower the different systems of decision-making.
This is the work of negotiating legitimacy.
Throughout this session we will explore the following:
- Cross-cultural Conflict Context
- Indicators of Legitimacy
- Jurisdictional Convergence
The presentation aims to encourage and challenge you to consider what it means to facilitate cross-cultural decision making within the conflict landscape.
Introduction by Deborah Lockhart, CEO of the Australian Disputes Centre.
Followed by networking wine & cheese.
Eligibility for CPD/CLE: 1.5 points
Perth Curtin University