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Positioning Mediation in the Bulgarian Justice System: The New Mediation Act’s Significance.

Chankova, Dobrinka
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Paper presented at the Fifth International Conference of the World Mediation Forum, Crans-Montana, Switzerland. 9-11 September 2005.

The year 2004 ended happily for mediation supporters in Bulgaria, when on December 2nd,
the Bulgarian Parliament finally adopted the long-awaited Mediation Act. The Act was
promulgated in State Gazette N 110 on December 17th, 2004 and enforced on December 20th,
2004. Given that the path towards the adoption of this law was wrought with difficulties, its’
final passage represents a huge success. (excerpt)


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