The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

Mediation
 

After an interruption, the CEPEJ working group on mediation (CEPEJ-GT-MED) will resume its activities in 2017.

During its first mandate, the GT-MED had conducted an impact assessment in the states of the existing Recommendations of the Committee of Ministers concerning mediation, namely: Recommendation (98) 1 on family mediation, Recommendation (99) 19 concerning mediation in penal matters, Recommendation (2001) 9 on alternatives to litigation between administrative authorities and private parties, Recommendation (2002) 10 on mediation in civil matters.

The GT-MED had also developed specific guidelines and tools to ensure effective implementation of these recommendations in the Council of Europe Member States.

Judicial mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method has developed and strengthened in Europe in recent years, and with it, its modus operandi evolved. The reactivation of the GT-MED was decided at the last plenary meeting of the CEPEJ in December 2016.

Under its new mandate, the GT-MED is entrusted to facilitate the implementation of the Recommendations of the Committee of Ministers to Member States concerning mediation and, in particular:
a. assess the impact in the States of the existing CEPEJ Guidelines on penal mediation (CEPEJ(2007)13), on family and civil mediation (CEPEJ(2007)14), and on alternatives to litigation between administrative authorities and private parties (CEPEJ(2007)15), and update these Guidelines, where appropriate ;
b. draft, if appropriate, further tools aimed to ensure an effective implementation of existing recommendations and guidelines;
c. contribute, where appropriate, to the implementation of the relevant co-operation programmes.

Earlier this year, Member States were invited to propose to the CEPEJ Secretariat qualified experts to participate in this working group, who were then appointed by the CEPEJ Bureau. The working group is composed of:

Ms. Anna Márová, Czech Republic
Mr. Rimantas Simaitis, Lithuania
Ms. Maria Oliveira, Portugal
Ms. Nina Betetto, Slovenia
Mr. Jean A. Mirimanoff, Switzerland
Mr. Jeremy Tagg, United Kingdom

Mr. Giancarlo Triscari, Italy, has been designated deputy member
Mr. Leonardo D'Urso, Italy has been designated scientific expert

In 2017, the GT-MED will meet on 23-24 May and 16-17 November in Strasbourg.

 

GT-MED

Terms of reference
Meeting reports

Composition of the working group

Guidelines

for a better implementation of the existing Recommendation concerning Penal mediation


for a better implementation of the existing recommendation concerning family and civil mediation


for a better implementation of the existing recommendation on alternatives to litigation between administrative authorities and private parties

 

Information from member States, good practices and events