Mediation Brief: Peace From Within, Help From Without: Engagement Between Indigenous Mediators and Helpful Outsiders

Mediation Brief: Peace From Within, Help From Without: Engagement Between Indigenous Mediators and Helpful Outsiders

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In this paper, based on his experience as a mediator in Northern Ireland, Brendan McAllister:

 

- Explores the links between local and international actors

- Shares his experience as an insider mediator

- Outlines the phases of mediation development in Northern Ireland 

- Analyses the benefits he drew from being personally exposed to international experience

- Lists the tasks of an international mediator

 

This paper was originally prepared for a seminar on “Mediation in the Mediterranean: Developing Capacities and Synergies”, convened by the ‘Spanish-Moroccan Initiative on Mediation in the Mediterranean’ and the Toledo International Centre for Peace on 11-12 February.