The Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project in collaboration with the judiciary of Barbados will host two Practical Mediation Skills Training Workshops from August 13-17, 2018 and August 20-24, 2018 in Barbados. The workshops will be conducted by the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus and approximately 50 persons will be trained in mediation.
The JURIST Project is supporting the continued development and implementation of Court Connected Mediation in Barbados as an alternative method of dispute resolution to litigation. Court Connected Mediation is receiving increased international recognition and support for civil, domestic and specific criminal cases. Additionally, there is growing support for, and use of mediation throughout CARICOM countries. The intent of this initiative is to support the continuation and improvement of Court Connected Mediation in Barbados to facilitate parties in using mediation as a timely and cost-effective method of resolving civil disputes.