Third Party Dispute Resolution
Mediation is negotiations with the participation of a third, neutral party, which is only interested in having the parties resolve their dispute (conflict) as beneficial as possible for the conflicting parties. The mediator supports the parties involved in the dispute in developing an independent conciliation agreement.
Characteristic features of mediation are: voluntary participation, confidentiality, the informal nature of the process, taking into account the interests of the parties.
The development and application of mediation in Ukraine began back in the 90s on the basis of non-profit public organizations. Now mediation is used in Ukraine to resolve corporate, organizational (between employees), labor, family disputes, and even in the framework of criminal proceedings.