Mediation as an effective tool for the prevention of violation and protection of rights in Ukraine through the prism of international experience



mediation as an alternative method of dispute resolution, ensuring access to justice, the principle of a safe environment, legal protection mechanism, regulatory models of mediation, conciliation procedures, a form of justice


The paper analyzes mediation as an alternative dispute resolution tool in national civil legislation, taking into account international experience. The consequences of martial law in Ukraine, in addition to the general negative impact on the economy and social relations in the state, created limited access to judiciary resources, which prompted the search for effective ways to resolve the dispute. The aspiration for European integration has determined the vector of rebuilding Ukraine to increase public confidence in the institution of law, guaranteeing rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests. One of the challenges to the restoration of our state is the development of an area for implementing mediation in the national legal dispute resolution system, ensuring its broad support by interested parties and civil society. The primary purpose of mediation in dispute resolution is to find a solution that would satisfy all parties and maintain, preserve, or restore productive relations between the parties. The introduction and development of mediation in the Ukrainian legal space require institutional support and dissemination of positive international practices. The fundamental principles of legal regulation of mediation are to ensure the necessary standards with minimal state interference in these relations and to provide the parties to the dispute with maximum freedom and the ability to dispose of their rights.


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HRES, N. ., STRELNYK, V. ., & CHURILOVA, T. (2023). Mediation as an effective tool for the prevention of violation and protection of rights in Ukraine through the prism of international experience. Revista Jurídica Portucalense, 106–124. Retrieved from