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Luis Miguel Diaz

Centro Interdisciplinario para el Manejo de Conflictos, Asociación Civil (CIMC)
Mexico City, MEX

Luis Miguel Diaz

Dr. Diaz is President of the Interdisciplinary Center for Conflict Management in Mexico City. He is a Mediator of the World Bank's Office of Mediation Services. He is a Certified Mediator of the International Mediation Institute, The Hague, Holland, and is in the panel of international mediators for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the international division of the American Arbitration Association.

The professional background of Luis Miguel Diaz includes negotiation, drafting, administration and interpretation of laws and treaties as diplomat, government official, consultant, arbitrator and mediator. He fathered four children and distrusts language, theories and authorities including his own as a father.

He received his Law Degree at UNAM, Mexico; and LLM and SJD at Harvard University Law School. He is author of more than 120 articles and 16 books. He was born in Mexico City, April 21, 1952 and is citizen from Spain, United States and Mexico.   

Diaz created the method CINEGOCIAR® for conflict resolution that uses images and music instead of explanations to show crucial processes in perception, creation and resolution of conflicts.

His experience as treaty negotiator and drafter includes the United Nations Model Law in International Commercial Conciliation; the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its labor and environmental side agreements; the Border Environmental Cooperation Commission; and the North American Development Bank; the United Nations Declaration on the Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes; and the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea. 

Diaz was consultant to the Government of Dominican Republic for drafting an Arbitration Law and for assisting in the negotiation of a Free Trade Agreement with the United States.  He was the Coordinator of the International Labor Organization Project: Principles and Rights at Work in the Context of the Inter-American Labor Conference of the Organization of American States. He participated as observer in The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in the USA, to add to the Uniform Mediation Act (UMA) the International Commercial Conciliation Amendment.  Diaz was arbitrator in the NAFTA Chapter XX case on Cross-Border Trucking Services. He was a member of the NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes. He is Secretary of the Mexican Branch of the International Law Association. As Co-Director of the U.S.-Mexico Conflict Resolution Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico, he administered arbitration and mediation cases.  He was elected the President of the Legal Advisors of the States Members of the United Nations (1993).


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