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The Relationship between Mediation and Other Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Steffek, Matthias Felix 


This in-depth analysis, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee, examines the relationship between mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution!1. It concludes that the Mediation Directive, the ADR Directive and the ODR Regulation have achieved relevant improvements, but that significant shortcomings persist. Three courses of action are proposed for adoption at the EU level: instruments on specific forms of dispute resolution; instruments covering the relationship between different forms of dispute resolution; and, most importantly, a framework instrument on principles for regulating dispute resolution.



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Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Porto

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