To elaborate and present to the Government
the bill on mediation not later than February 2008
(Action plan aimed at realization of the foreground
tasks of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine for 2008)
There are activities plans adopted by the Ukrainian state bodies that envisage the development of mediation as one of the most effective instruments of alternative dispute resolution. Several times mediation was mentioned in governmental programs. It means that the mediation is well-known among statesmen.
However, how it may happen in that case that the Ukrainian courts’ decisions mention “mediation” only as a way of conciliation between a victim and a criminal. There are only eight judgments in criminal cases passed by three judges in two courts (Kyiv and Poltava Regions) where that instrument mentioned.
Although arbitration and mediation are both forms of alternative dispute resolution and the second one is popularized by several institutions in Ukraine it still may not be treated as a competitor to arbitration.