CHARGES FOR INITIAL MEDIATION SESSION ARE APPROVED
On July 15, 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted the Decision “On Approving the Amount of Charges and Other Expenses for the Provision of Mediation Services during the initial session of mediation”.
The decision implies the implementation of Article 1.10 of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No. 607 of April 3, 2019 “On the Application of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Mediation”.
The decision, which will come into force on July 1, 2020, sets a fee of 50 AZN for the initial session of mediation for disputes arising from family and labor relations. For economic disputes, depending on the price of the claim, the amount paid for mediation services will vary from 20 to 400 AZN.
It should be noted that the first law on mediation in Azerbaijan was adopted on March 29, 2019. The law, consisting of five chapters and 39 articles, obliges parties to labor, family and economic disputes to attend the initial mediation session before going to court. (Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on mediation - Article 3, para.2)
The remaining gaps that need to find the legal basis are mechanism of obtaining the official status of a mediator and framework of mediation agreements.
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