Mediation Law Adopted in Azerbaijan


Azerbaijan adopted the Law on Mediation on March 29, 2019. The Law is based on the principles of UNCITRAL Model Mediation Law and CEPEJ guidelines. 

The Law promotes use of mediation in civil, commercial, family, labor and administrative disputes. The Law follows so-called Opt-Out Mediation Model, by requiring attendance of initial first mediation session before bringing an action concerning family, labor and business disputes. 

The Law also regulates how cases will be referred to mediation. In addition to the requirement to attend the mandatory initial mediation session, parties may voluntarily apply to mediation and judge may refer parties to mediation with the consent of the parties. 

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