Acta Universitatis Danubius. Juridica, Vol 14, No 1 (2018)

Mediation an important segment of Kosovo legal system for alternative civil dispute resolution

Rrustem Qehaja, Isuf Jahmutaraj


States in transition and which are building state mechanisms face numerous challenges and problems. Among challenges that Kosovo face is building a legal system which should be in accordance with universal legal values. In order to strengthen the legal system have been foreseen also various supportive mechanisms in terms of completing the system and reflecting on a more efficient judicial system. As supportive mechanisms are arbitration and mediation, hence through their application the judicial system has also various alternatives concerning dispute resolution. Through this working paper we intend to elaborate the Kosovo mediation historic and its transition from a traditional mediation to mediation under legislation. We tend to handle also mediation as the Kosovo legal system part. We shall be focusing on alternative civil dispute resolution through mediation. Through this working paper shall be elaborated also the importance of this institute within legal system and citizens approach to justice which is one of the most fundamental human rights guaranteed by domestic and international legal acts.


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