Mediation as a social phenomenon is a strongly rooted practice in Jordanian society, deriving from Jordan’s strong tribal roots, which place high importance on the role of tribal leaders in mediating disputes.
The formal Jordanian system of mediation started in 2006, with the enactment of the Mediation in Resolving Civil Disputes Act. It is largely court-based, with mediation centers in all courts throughout the Kingdom. Efforts to expand mediation beyond the court-system exist, and Jordan is putting increased attention on the establishment of private mediation centers for commercial cases.
SENIOR FELLOW – JORDAN
Orouba Qarain serves as secretary of the Board of Directors at Capital Bank. She has experience in both law and business, with extensive mediation education and training. She served as legal consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR Amman – Jordan).
MEDIATION DEVELOPMENTS IN JORDAN