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Potencijal medijacije u slučajevima diskriminacije u Bosni i Hercegovini
Potential of Mediation in cases of Discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author(s): Kosana Beker
Subject(s): Studies in violence and power, Victimology, Social Norms / Social Control
Published by: Analitika – Centar za društvena istraživanja, sva prava pridržana
Keywords: discrimination; mediation; conflict;
Summary/Abstract: Mediation is a structured procedure, regardless of the name of the procedure, by which two or more parties to a dispute seek to reach an agreement on their own, on a voluntary basis, on resolving the dispute with the help of a mediator. The mediation procedure can be initiated by the parties themselves, it can be proposed or ordered by a court or it can be prescribed by law. Having in mind this definition, it can be concluded that mediation has long been represented as a way of resolving conflicts around the world, because even without special regulations there was no obstacle for one person (mediator) to help other persons in dispute to, peacefully and without engagement of the state apparatus, resolve its dispute in a mutually satisfactory manner. Unlike court proceedings in which one always wins and one always loses, in the mediation procedure both parties will be satisfied with the way the dispute between them is resolved, that is, both parties will win the dispute, because they will have the opportunity to influence the procedure and to reach an agreement that will be acceptable to both parties.

  • Page Count: 24
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Bosnian