Aggression to Neutrals

We are doing some research on how arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators have dealt with threats made to them during their performance as a neutral.


  • Has this happened to you?

  • What happened?

  • How did you react?

  • Did it affect your performance?

  • Did you report it to anyone? Who?

  • Were the threats physical or mental or both?

  • Were the threats made in person or in writing?

  • Where was this globally?

  • Has anyone ever sought you out away from a meeting or hearing?

  • What do you think could be done to end aggression towards neutrals?

  • Is there any blame to attach to institutions or ANBs?

  • Are neutrals sometimes given jobs where there is automatically an element of fear due to a venue or party who has a reputation?

  • Has anyone ever tried to "pay you off"?

Please send any information to me in confidence either by email to, or for complete anonymity, you can upload a word document below.




A report will be published once research is complete.