The topic of the Conference was “Perspectives on judicial mediation” and it brought together personalities from judiciary from all over Europe.
Friday, May 11, 2012, the association GEMME (European Association of Judges for mediation) organized a symposium in Paris on judicial mediation, under the patronage of Minister of Justice. It was the opportunity to take stock of the situation in Europe this alternative way of dispute resolution.
At this symposium, participants from many European countries (Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain, France, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, UK, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland), of Canada, and representatives of the Council of the European Union could discuss about many topics relating to judicial mediation:
- The different methods used in different countries to encourage mediation, as an obligation to try mediation before coming to the judge, the premium to mediation, or the penalty for refusing to go to mediation;
- good practice in family mediation, commercial mediation, labor mediation, administrative mediation, etc.;
- the future of mediation, including the possible role of Internet in dispute resolution.
The transposition of the EWC Directive into domestic law 2008/médiation countries of the European Union was also an important issue in discussions.
Two representatives of our Project had the honour to present to this wide range of international specialist the main aims of the Project EuroNetMediation and to continue developing the cross border network for Mediation in Europe. On the symposium was presented the International Conference in Sofia, 1-2 November, 2012.