International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Resolution of Civil Disputes through Mediation in the Practice of the Republic of Macedonia
Vesna Stefanovska

Alternative dispute resolutions are receiving full recognition in the world because there are disputes which by their nature are best suited to be resolve in court. In certain cases, the parties are determined for mediation because the process is informal, voluntary, with purpose to identify common interests of the parties to an agreement that will not harm the interests of neither party to the dispute. The process of mediation is far more effective in order to prevent and avoid new disputes that can arise, but also mediation is just an addition to the judicial system – not its replacement. This paper analyses the civil disputes that are solved through mediation in the practice of the Republic of Macedonia. In this context are the reforms in the judiciary of the Republic of Macedonia. The Law on mediation follows the experiences of implementation of the mediation, which is widely used as part of the legal system in the member States of the European Union. With this, Republic of Macedonia once again confirms her dedication to become part of the European family.

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