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Retreat of Armenian Mediators SRO in Tsaghkadzor

Self-Regulating Organization of Mediators of Armenia will gather its members in Tsaghkadzor Marriott Hotel tomorrow for a week-end retreat, organized by CoE Yerevan Office.

SRO Members (mediators) will discuss strategic plan of the Organization.

Lawyers and mediators of HAP also will take part in the retreat, leaded by HAP’s managing partner Hayk Hovhannisyan, who also chairs the SRO.

Hayk Hovhannisyan on upcoming presidential elections at the Palace of Advocates of Armenia

Hayk Hovhannisyan expressed his opinion on upcoming presidential elections at Palace of Advocates

Standing in roots and rise of modern institution of advocacy in Armenia, Hayk expressed his strong opinion that advocates role has increased significantly and advocacy plays important role in shaping modern Armenia’s civil society.

EBRD promotes commercial mediation in eastern Europe and Central Asia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is promoting best legal practices in eastern Europe and Central Asia by organising a specialist event on commercial mediation in Minsk.

The two-day event will be attended by senior civil servants from the ministries of justice and the courts of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. They will discuss ways of settling commercial disputes through commercial mediation, which is widely used in advanced economies.

The introduction of commercial mediation – a dynamic, structured and interactive process where a neutral third party helps disputing parties to resolve problems through negotiation techniques – has the potential to significantly reduce the burden on courts, improve clearance rates and improve efficiency in the administration of justice.

During the forum delegates will discuss practical steps that are important for mediation to become an effective and attractive alternative to traditional litigation. Participants and speakers will share their experiences of developing mediation in their own legal systems, share new ideas on improving it and address remaining challenges including capacity-building of key players such as mediators, court administrators and judges.

The forum will be chaired by Bill Marsh, an international commercial mediator.

By organising the conference the EBRD is providing a unique platform for discussing issues related to the wide-scale introduction of mediation in eastern Europe and Central Asia.