The Chamber of Deputies passed Senate’s amendments to the governmental proposal of the Bill of Mediation at its plenary meeting on 2 May. The aim of the Bill is to settle down conflicts between two litigants on non-court basis by reaching an agreement of the both litigants. The Senate proposed not to distinguish two types of mediators – attorneys, and non-attorneys. According to the amendments, mediators should be treated equal in their rights and duties. The amendments also emphasize the even-handedness of mediators; mediators should not intervene in disputes by providing any legal services to any litigant. The Bill is now heading to the President; the Act will come into force after the President’s signature.
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Source: explanatory report of the amendments to the Bill (sites of the Chamber of Deputies).