Revista de Mediación

Issue 7. First Half 2011

  • Presentación: Debatir sobre mediación en violencia de pareja

    By Santiago Madrid Liras

  • Espacio Abierto. En los límites de la mediación

    By Carlos Abril Pérez del Campo

  • Family mediation, is it possible for the cases in which partner violence is involved?

    By María Lobo Guerra and Fernando Samper Lizardi

    The following article is a reflection upon the controversy surrounding possible family mediation as a valid option for most couples involved in cases of gender violence. Despite the current prohibition to mediate in cases of gender violence established in the current Organic Law (LO in Spanish) 1/2004, a growing number of experts in various fields have criticised this ruling. The article will seek to approach the issue from a scientific standpoint, analyzing the phenomenon of gender violence and its impact on the mediation process, in order to finally set some guidelines to be followed in those cases that could use mediation as a conflict resolution tool, especially conflicts that are normally sorted out in family courts.

  • Mediación y violencia de género, una respuesta útil en los casos de archivo de la causa penal

    By Anna Vall Rius and Ansel Guillamat Rubio

    A great number of gender violence complaints that are made in Specialised Courts specialised, pursuant to the Organic Law 1/2004 on Measures for the Integral Protection against Gender Violence, are eventually filed. Filing a complaint means that the legal record is also filed, but this does not necessarily mean that a conflict has ended, as it can even be worsened after the complaint was made. Facilitating mediation procedures in these cases, requested by the Court itself, can be a useful tool for the people that face this situation, as women feel their legal assistance request is taken care of, providing the family members with the opportunity to build up an effective satisfactory and preventive solution freely and consciously made by the parties concerned on the basis of mediation.

  • The victims’ silence: a guide not to loose track

    By Borja Jiménez Muñoz

     The victims’ silence in a process makes sometimes impossible to sentence apparently criminal facts in matter of violence against women. This article intends to critically analyse the scope of the so-called dispensation of testifying, the newest jurisprudence on the matter, and the proposals for legislative reform.

  • Sara Cobb: a look upon mediating or not mediating in cases of violence

    By Pilar Munuera Gómez and Mª Elena Blanco Larrieux

    This article intends to reflect about the possibilities for the use of mediation in cases of domestic violence; it is by no means intended as a set formula to be applied in all cases, nor by all mediators or in all violent contexts. This is why we have researched some existing experiences of mediation in cases of domestic violence in order to contribute with a different perspective

  • Mediation in gender violence

    By Raquel Castillejo Manzanares, Cristina Torrado Tarrío and Cristina Alonso Salgado

    For many years, victims have fallen into oblivion in penal processes. Their needs of reparation were not attended by the public administration. The Mediation is a conflict resolution tool that is increasingly been used in Spain. However, it has been excluded from the field of the gender violence, in any case and in all assumptions. At this point you can wonder, Is Mediation advisable in cases of gender violence?

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.

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