Giuseppe de Palo
Ombudsman at United Nations Funds and Programmes
(Data source: Italian Ministry of Justice)
The many goals of a mediation statute
Supporters argue that among several other societal and individual benefits, mediation can curb the number of cases flooding civil courts, which are often overcrowded and overworked. One of the goals of most mediation statutes is in fact to reduce the amount of court litigation (by way of example, article 1 of the 2008 EU Mediation Directive ...