Draft 'Rules of Procedure for Mediation Conducted Under the Asia-Pacific Regional Mediation Organization'

Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 17-26, March 2018

10 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2018

See all articles by Chang-fa Lo

Chang-fa Lo

National Taiwan University

Junji Nakagawa

The Fletcher School

Rajesh Sharma

RMIT University

Tsai-yu Lin

National Taiwan University, College of Law, Taiwan

Lisa Toohey

University of Newcastle Law School, Australia

Joseph Wira Koesnaidi

JWK Law Office

Jaemin Lee

Seoul National University - College of Law

Tomohiko Kobayashi

Otaru University of Commerce

Anuradha R.V.

Clarus Law Associates

Julien Chaisse

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Law

Rajesh Babu

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta

Date Written: March 30, 2018

Abstract

These draft “Rules of Procedure” is to implement the draft Agreement on the Establishment of the Asia-Pacific Regional Mediation Organization (the ARMO Agreement). In order to have a friendly, swift and peaceful settlement of dispute under the ARMO, the mediation rules are of critical importance. These draft “Rules of Procedure” were prepared to show the possible real operation of the ARMO State-to-State (or Economy-to-Economy) mediation. These draft “Rules of Procedures” include articles addressing the governing rules of the ARMO mediation, the request for mediation, merger of mediation, appointment and replacement of mediators, conflict of interest and disqualification, competence of mediator, venue of mediation, representation and assistance of parties, mediator’s role and duties, mediation schedule and meeting, parties’ participation and cooperation, parties’ written submissions, offer of settlement, confidentiality of information and proceedings, time limit for the completion of mediation, settlement agreement, fees and costs, and conclusion of the proceedings. The rules are flexible enough to accommodate different needs of the parties. Hence, parties still hold the ultimate decision to shape their procedure. But the rules also provide comprehensive basis for the parties and mediators to effectively conduct their proceedings. Hence, the parties can alternatively rely more on the mediators to shape the procedure.

Keywords: Asia-Pacific Regional Mediation Organization (ARMO), conflict of interest, disqualification, mediation, Rules of Procedure, settlement agreement

Suggested Citation

Lo, Chang-fa and Nakagawa, Junji and Sharma, Rajesh and Lin, Tsai-yu and Toohey, Lisa and Koesnaidi, Joseph Wira and Lee, Jaemin and Kobayashi, Tomohiko and R.V., Anuradha and Chaisse, Julien and Ravindran, Rajesh Babu, Draft 'Rules of Procedure for Mediation Conducted Under the Asia-Pacific Regional Mediation Organization' (March 30, 2018). Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 17-26, March 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3153304

Chang-fa Lo (Contact Author)

National Taiwan University ( email )

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Junji Nakagawa

The Fletcher School ( email )

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United States
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Rajesh Sharma

RMIT University ( email )

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Tsai-yu Lin

National Taiwan University, College of Law, Taiwan ( email )

Taiwan

Lisa Toohey

University of Newcastle Law School, Australia ( email )

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Australia

Joseph Wira Koesnaidi

JWK Law Office ( email )

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Jaemin Lee

Seoul National University - College of Law ( email )

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Korea

Tomohiko Kobayashi

Otaru University of Commerce ( email )

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Japan
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Anuradha R.V.

Clarus Law Associates ( email )

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New Delhi, New Delhi 110 029
India

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Julien Chaisse

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Floor 5 - Office No. 523 - Shatin Campus
New Territories
Hong Kong

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Rajesh Babu Ravindran

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta ( email )

Joka, Diamond Harbour Road
Calcutta 700104, West Bengal 700104
India

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