Policy Support

The Dialogue Foundation works with government actors and international organizations to increase the use of effective dispute resolution methods such as professionally facilitated negotiation and mediation.

The SCGI advocates for international consensus on the legal principle that serious and reasonable mediation efforts should be required in at least a minimum percentage of all suitable litigated cases. The SCGI emphasizes that increasing mediation use will contribute to the UN Sustainable Development agenda goals to ensure universal access to justice and achieve peaceful and inclusive societies.

Increasing mediation use, in all fields, needs renewed support. Our contribution includes producing empirical studies to provide decision makers evidence-based insights on both the benefits and challenges associated with different mediation policies.

The World Mediation Atlas is an online repository of national laws on mediation for legislators and researchers.