Source: (2004) XXXIX National Assembly. Bulgaria.

Art. 1. This law shall stipulate relations connected with the mediation as an alternative way of settlement of legal and non-legal disputes. Concept of mediation Art. 2. The mediation shall be a voluntary and confidential proceedings of out-of-court settlement of disputes whereas a third person – mediator assists the disputing parties to achieve settlement. Subject of mediation Art. 3. (1) Subject of mediation may be civil, commercial, labour, family and administrative disputes related to rights of consumers and another disputes between natural and/or legal persons. (2) Mediation shall be performed as well as in the cases envisaged in the Penal Procedure Code.