Revista de Mediación

Issue 4. Second half 2009

  • Presentación: mediación, ¿profesión o afición?

    By Santiago Madrid Liras

  • Mediation in Family Companies: A Potential New Challenge

    By José Luís Melero Ynaraja

    Eighty-five percent of the industrial tissue in this country is made up by family companies. The conflicts that arise between family company members, mainly as far as inheritance is concerned or when new members join in the company sometimes hinder the company’s continuity. This article addresses the task of family companies’ consultants/advisors in conflict management, which will lead to implement the Family Protocol. Also, the possibilities of mediation are explored as a possible method to be incorporated to this task.

  • Protocol for the Implementation of Court-Related Family Mediation in the Courts that Rule on Family Matters

    By Teresa Martín Nájera, Margarita Pérez Salazar and José Luis Utrera Gutiérrez

    This Protocol is an instrument proposal for the General Council of the Judiciary based on the experience of three judges ruling in Family Courts from different regions in Spain, aimed at facilitating the implementation of family mediation in court-related processes. The roles of all the actors involved are described as well as the procedure to follow. Also, annexes are attached that facilitate an appropriate follow-up of the actions conducted and the tasks of mediators. This protocol is a clear bet on mediation not as an alternative but rather as a new form of acting in contentious legal actions.

  • Case of Penal Mediation Between Minor Offenders: the Implication of the Victim

    By Rocío Martín Galacho

    Minors and their conflicts are currently a worrying issue. For this reason the author wanted to explain in this case an experience in which penal mediation constitutes the appropriate method and the necessary alternative to the legal system, trying to value and reinforce mediation as the most adequate and positive way to solve conflicts between two minors, thus avoiding judicial processes.

  • Work Mediation: Experience and Reality of the Labour Institute of yhe Autonomous Community of Madrid

    By Mónica Rodríguez-Sedano

    En los conflictos laborales es obligatorio un acto de conciliación previa a la vía laboral que se lleva a cabo por un sistema de Solución Extrajudicial de los Conflictos Laborales. Para acometer esta tarea la Comunidad de Madrid apuesta por la mediación laboral que se lleva a cabo desde el Instituto Laboral. Con la intención de dar a conocer qué se está haciendo y cómo se trabaja la mediación laboral en conflictos colectivos laborales (principalmente) surgidos entre empresarios y trabajadores o sus respectivas organizaciones representativas se presenta el siguiente artículo.

What is Revista de Mediación

It is an academic, biannual, online, and free of charge journal on Mediation and other ADR, of high editorial quality, highlighted relevance and professional interest that encourages scientific study and rigor, best practices and innovation, analysis and positive resolution of conflict through alternative and peaceful ways (ADR). It is addressed to mediators, specialists in conflict analysis, management and resolution, and to those interested in these fields.

What articles are accepted

The “Revista de Mediación” management team considers the best authors and the most updated research projects that might be of interest for the entire mediation practitioners. Having quality papers is, ultimately, the main criterion to decide upon publication. In order to accurately respond to the professional principle this Journal aims at, we consider that it is appropriate to meet some requirements other publications, publication standards and writing books have in order to insure the relevance of the published topics.

How to submit papers

If you wish your article to be assessed for publication by “Revista de Mediación” please send the following documents to the email templates can be downloaded here.