The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution of Montenegro (CADR), with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe, has launched an awareness raising initiative "Through mediation to an agreement - choose an alternative". The initiative aims to raise public awareness about benefits of mediation, a process of negotiation with the help of a neutral third party who makes it easier for two opposing parties to reach an agreement and resolve their dispute.

Mediation can be resorted to in different types of disputes: family, commercial, property, criminal, small value disputes, individual labour disputes, disputes with insurance companies, state or local government, etc. Resolution of family disputes and disputes with public authorities (be it on the state level or local level) is free of charge, while in other cases only the minimum remuneration for the work of the mediator is paid, which the parties, unless otherwise agreed, bear in equal parts. Mediators are trained professionals, who come from the pool of lawyers, social workers, psychologists, professors.

Over the past five years, 5 005 disputes have been resolved at the Centre through mediation.

The campaign on mediation is implemented with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe, within the joint action "Accountability and professionalism of the judicial system in Montenegro”.

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