Conflict Resolution & The UN Charter

UN Charter Changes To Include Improved Conflict Resolution?
The Lagos State Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has called for a review of the United Nations Charter in order to seek for more humane ways to resolve conflicts around the world.

Fashola made the call on Thursday in his office while receiving the Consular-General of the French Embassy in Lagos, Mr. Jean-Luc Bodin.

The governor said, ”The United Nations could consider the review of the Charter to see whether new methods can be developed for conflict resolution. Some of these conflicts can be resolved in more civilized ways,” adding that the issue of conflict resolution had become more expedient since the world was now a global village.

Fashola further said, “These are issues that should engage the United Nations as our two worlds become even closer today more than it was probably 60 years ago. We should begin to develop new methods of resolving conflicts. Why should people kill each other.”

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No Worries Mon, It's Conflict Resolution Bahamas Style!
In the aftermath of a stabbing incident at Jack Hay-ward High School on Monday, administrative officials at that institution have mounted an aggressive campaign to combat school violence through proper conflict resolution.

Principal Dr. Paula Mortimer sat down with The Freeport News yesterday and explained there was an altercation on Monday involving a large number of students, three of whom were injured as a result, and now the school is taking a proactive approach to tackling violent outbreaks.

"We are inviting our guidance counsellors to go into the classrooms and talk about conflict resolution with our students, particularly among those classes who have the tendency to have disagreements a lot..."

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Is Scotland Synonymous With International Arbitration?
New measures designed to make it easier to resolve disputes could make Scotland a world-leader in business arbitration, the Scottish Government has said.

...Community Safety Minister Fergus Ewing said: "This government wants to develop Scotland as a dispute resolution centre, which attracts international arbitration cases as well as domestic ones.

"Given the importance of world trade, there will be increasing demand for high quality arbitration services as the way to resolve cross-border commercial disputes.

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Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre grants Linda Wilcox the right to use her own name
On December 1, 2008, the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) ordered that the ownership of two domain names www.wilcoxsafety.com and www.adeptsafetyonline.com be transferred to Linda Wilcox of Wilcox Safety & Signs Pty Ltd...

‘To begin with, I didn’t know who Snapsite was,” Linda said. ‘It was oh, that’s really weird.’ Snapsite was contacted regarding the domains, but provided no response to inquiries. It was later also discovered that Snapsite was a website development company used by a competitor with whom Linda had been in dispute...

On December 1, 2008, the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre rendered a decision regarding this dispute based on three elements:

1. Domain Names Identical / Confusingly Similar to existing Service Marks
2. Rights and Legitimate Interests in the Domain Names
3. Registration of Domain Name(s) in Bad Faith

Linda then submitted a domain name dispute claim to the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC www.adndrc.org), one of only four (4) providers in the world of dispute resolution services in regards to generic top level domain names (gTLD's) (eg. .com, .net, .org, etc.).
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