ISSN 1452-6662
Over 180 up-to-date legal acts of the Republic of Serbia translated to English.
Group: RULE OF LAW (individual rights and law enforcement)
Published in the Službeni glasnik RS, No. 55/14 of 23 May 2014


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  • Scope of the Law
     Article 1

    The present Law shall govern concept, principles, procedure and legal effect of mediation in resolving disputes, requirements for carrying out mediation, rights and duties of a mediator and training programme for mediators. 

  • Concept of Mediation
     Article 2

    Mediation shall be understood to mean any procedure, regardless of the name, whereby the parties voluntarily seek to settle their dispute through negotiation, with the assistance of one or several mediators, who assist the parties in reaching an agreement (hereinafter: mediation).  

  • Application of Law
     Article 3

    Mediation shall be applied in disputes wherein the parties may freely dispose of their demands, unless the law stipulates exclusive authority of a court or other authority, regardless of whether it is carried out before or after instituting court proceedings or other proceedings.

    Mediation shall be possible particularly in property - legal relations the subject matter of which is fulfilment of the performance obligation, other property - legal relations, in family, commercial disputes, administrative matters, disputes in the field of environmental protection, in consumer disputes, as well as in all other disputes, wherein mediation corresponds to the nature of the disputes and may help to resolve them.

    The provisions of the present Law shall also apply to mediation in criminal and misdemeanour matters in respect of property claim and damage claim, as well as in labour disputes, unless otherwise prescribed by a separate law.

    The provisions of the present Law shall not apply to resolution of disputes in relation to assessment and collection of public revenues.