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Fostering Cross-Border/Boundary Mediation Excellence - Towards Harmonised Quality Standards and Best Practices in Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution Across South East European Jurisdictions

Fostering Cross-Border/Boundary Mediation Excellence - Towards Harmonised Quality Standards and Best Practices in Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution Across South East European Jurisdictions

31 Jan 2024 | STUDY

The study addresses the escalating demand for efficient dispute resolution in South East Europe (SEE) by extensively examining cross-border mediation, with a focus on the European Union (EU) perspective, inter-domestic instruments, and the dynamics of SEE jurisdictions. Key findings highlight the EU's robust mediation foundation, diverse practices in SEE jurisdictions, and the pressing need for expedited dispute resolution. The study underscores the viability of mediation, with privacy and efficiency driving adoption, but challenges in due awareness and promotion persist. In summary, the study provides a comprehensive analysis, emphasizing the potentials of mediation as a powerful extra-judicial tool for harmonious cross-border dispute resolutions, and also offering potential strategies for SEE jurisdictions to enhance the use of mediation.

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