Arbitration Watch – Issue No. 28 – October-December 2015
Public Consultation on the Application of the Directive on Mediation in Civil and Commercial Matters
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the application of the Directive on Mediation in Civil and Commercial Matters. The Mediation Directive is there to allow access to alternative dispute resolution and promote the amicable settlement of disputes. The Directive applies in crossborder
disputes to civil and commercial matters. Some of the aspects the directive sets out to achieve are to; facilitate the recourse to mediation, ensure the quality of mediation through codes of conduct, training of mediators and other quality standards, ensure the enforceability of agreements resulting from mediation. The consultation is open to everyone – professionals and the public.