Building bridges – Key issues of comparative mediation

Mediation is an international topic. Therefore it seems to be an interesting area of scientific research especially from a comparative point of view. Just a few aspects that might influence approaches to mediation in different countries cover

  • language
  • culture
  • history
  • geography
  • legal framework

Bernhard Großfeld, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Law, once wrote that one should not concentrate on differences at first sight but identify similarities. I think it’s the same with mediation. With this approach we will get “intercultural bridges” and at least a better understanding of what mediation might be.