Guide for Regulating Dispute Resolution (GRDR): Principles and Comments

Regulating Dispute Resolution – ADR and Access to Justice at the Crossroads, pp. 13-32, Felix Steffek and Hannes Unberath in cooperation with Hazel Genn, Reinhard Greger and Carrie Menkel-Meadow, eds., Hart Publishing, 2013

Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 13/27

22 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2013

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Felix Steffek

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Hannes Unberath

University of Bayreuth (Deceased)

Lin Adrian

University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law

Aldo De Matteis

JAMS International

Giuseppe De Palo

Hamline University - Dispute Resolution Institute

Frédérique Ferrand

University of Lyon 3 - Faculty of Law

Reinhard Greger

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg-Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg - Law School

Jana Härtling

University of Bayreuth

Ulrike Janzen

German Federal Ministry of Justice

Shusuke Kakiuchi

University of Tokyo - Faculty of Law

Lars Kirchhoff

European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

Peter Mayr

University of Innsbruck - Faculty of Law

Isaak Meier

University of Zurich - Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut (School of Law)

Kristin Nemeth

University of Innsbruck

Machteld Pel

Pel Mediation

Anneken Sperr

University of Bergen - Faculty of Law

Ivan Verougstraete

Independent

Date Written: September 23, 2013

Abstract

The Guide for Regulating Dispute Resolution (GRDR) recommends transnational structures and principles for the regulation of dispute resolution in civil and commercial matters. It covers dispute resolution mechanisms in all their varieties, including negotiation, mediation, conciliation, expert opinion, mini-trial, ombudsman procedure, arbitration and court adjudication. The regulatory principles contained in this Guide are based on a functional taxonomy of dispute resolution mechanisms, an open normative framework and a modular structure of regulatory topics. In its development theory, empirical research and regulatory models from 12 jurisdictions in Europe and the wider world have been taken into account.

The Guide for Regulating Dispute Resolution is formulated and commented upon in a concise manner to assist legislators, policy-makers, professional associations, practitioners and academics in thinking about which solutions best suit local and regional circumstances. The recommendations are a first attempt to provide guidelines for a value-based and coherent regulation of dispute resolution. Since this is a Herculean task, the principles suggested are only a first starting point to inspire further development.

Acknowledgement: This is chapter 2 from the book Regulating Dispute Resolution (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2013), ISBN: 9781849462587). This contribution is published in this Research Paper Series with the generous and exceptional permission of the rights owner, Hart Publishing.

Keywords: Regulation, principles, dispute resolution, negotiation, mediation, conciliation, expert opinion, ombudsman procedure, arbitration, adjudication, taxonomy, functional, comparative, normative framework, justice, regulatory models, legislature

Suggested Citation

Steffek, Felix and Unberath, Hannes and Adrian, Lin and De Matteis, Aldo and De Palo, Giuseppe and Ferrand, Frédérique and Greger, Reinhard and Härtling, Jana and Janzen, Ulrike and Kakiuchi, Shusuke and Kirchhoff, Lars and Mayr, Peter and Meier, Isaak and Nemeth, Kristin and Pel, Machteld and Sperr, Anneken and Verougstraete, Ivan, Guide for Regulating Dispute Resolution (GRDR): Principles and Comments (September 23, 2013). Regulating Dispute Resolution – ADR and Access to Justice at the Crossroads, pp. 13-32, Felix Steffek and Hannes Unberath in cooperation with Hazel Genn, Reinhard Greger and Carrie Menkel-Meadow, eds., Hart Publishing, 2013; Max Planck Private Law Research Paper No. 13/27. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2329592

Felix Steffek (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

Hannes Unberath

University of Bayreuth (Deceased)

Lin Adrian

University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law ( email )

Studiestraede 6
Studiestrade 6
Copenhagen, DK-1455
Denmark

Aldo De Matteis

JAMS International ( email )

Via del Babuino, 114
Rome, 00187
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.adrcenter.com/mediatori-e-arbitri/de-matteis-aldo/

Giuseppe De Palo

Hamline University - Dispute Resolution Institute ( email )

United States

Reinhard Greger

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg-Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg - Law School ( email )

91054, Erlangen
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.reinhard-greger.de/

Jana Härtling

University of Bayreuth ( email )

Universitatsstr 30
Bayreuth, D-95447
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.zivilrecht3.uni-bayreuth.de/de/team/wissenschaftliche_Mitarbeiter/Haertling_Jana/

Ulrike Janzen

German Federal Ministry of Justice ( email )

Mohrenstrasse 37
Berlin, 10117
Germany

Shusuke Kakiuchi

University of Tokyo - Faculty of Law ( email )

7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-Ku
Tokyo, 113
Japan

Lars Kirchhoff

European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) ( email )

Grosse Scharrnstr. 59
Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg 15230
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.europa-uni.de/de/forschung/institut/institut_ikm/struktur_Personen/Personen/kirchhoff/ind

Peter Mayr

University of Innsbruck - Faculty of Law ( email )

Austria

HOME PAGE: http://www.uibk.ac.at/zivilverfahren/mitarbeiterinnen/mayr.html

Isaak Meier

University of Zurich - Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut (School of Law) ( email )

74/27 Ramistrasse
Zurich, Zurich 8001
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.rwi.uzh.ch/lehreforschung/alphabetisch/meier.html

Kristin Nemeth

University of Innsbruck ( email )

Universitätsstraße 15
Innsbruck, Innsbruck 6020
Austria

HOME PAGE: http://www.uibk.ac.at/zivilrecht/mitarbeiter/nemeth/

Machteld Pel

Pel Mediation ( email )

Netherlands

Anneken Sperr

University of Bergen - Faculty of Law ( email )

Norway

HOME PAGE: http://www.uib.no/persons/Anneken.Sperr

Ivan Verougstraete

Independent ( email )

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