On June 5 and 6, Ivars Bickovics, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and Zane Petersone, the judge of the Chamber of Civil Cases, participate in the conference “Mediation: a Peaceful Means of Achieving European Justice” dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Association of European Judges for Mediation (GEMME), which is held in Paris.  

At the conference, Chiefs Justices and judges from 28 European countries shall analyse new opportunities of resolution of disputes in 21st century – mediation, which has taken even more significant place in proceedings in European countries. Representatives of courts, governments and mediation centres share their experience regarding legal provisions and practice, and point out directions of further activity: development of mediation culture, coordination of national and European mediation procedures, tieback of government initiatives with legal practice, transition of mediation from voluntary procedure to that stipulated by the law in civil cases and commercial cases, etc.

Latvian experience shall be presented by Zane Petersone, the judge of the Supreme Court Chamber of Civil Cases, who is Latvian representative in the Association of European Judges for Mediation and the member of the Board of the Association.

Association of European Judges for Mediation(Groupement Europeen des Magistrats pour la Mediation (GEMME))has been non-governmental organisation established under French law, which brings together judges from European countries to promote development and application of mediation.    


Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: 67020396, 28652211