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Mediation lessons from Good Friday Agreement
(L to R): Bertie Ahern, Senator George Mitchell and Tony Blair at Castle Buildings in 1998 Pic: RollingNews.ie

22 Nov 2023 / mediation Print

Mediation lessons from Good Friday Agreement

GEMME Ireland is to host an in-person and online event next week that will examine the lessons learned from mediating the Good Friday Agreement.

GEMME is the national non-profit organisation of judges that promotes and develops alternative dispute resolution and legal mediation.

‘From Conflict to Peace: Lessons from Mediating the Good Friday Agreement‘ takes place in The Gaffney Room, Distillery Building, Bar Council, Church St, Dublin on Wednesday 29 November (4.30pm).

Those interested in following a live stream of the event must register.

Mediation dynamics

The speakers will provide an analysis of the mediation dynamics behind the Good Friday Agreement, and look at how the lessons learned from that mediation can be applied to other international conflicts.

Ms Justice Ann Power of the Court of Appeal will moderate the event. She also serves as a judge of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal, and was a judge of the European Court of Human Rights for seven years.

RTÉ’s former Northern Editor Tommie Gorman, now a senior columnist with the online publisher The Currency, will address the event.

The other speaker is mediator and barrister Turlough O’Donnell SC, a former chair of the Bar Council’s Arbitration and ADR Committee.

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