From 26 to 30 July this year at the center «Sezim» runs a 5-day training “Practical family mediation” – next stage in in the mediation training cycle for staff, members and volunteers of the center. The training is conducted by an invited specialist from Great Britain (Manchester) – a highly skilled and experienced family mediator Eugenia Ramble.
Financial support for this training is provided by the Embassy of Switzerland in Kyrgyzstan within the framework of the project “Introduction of Family Mediation practice in the activities of the center «Sezim”.
The Center «Sezim» is one of the first organizations in the country to take steps in the practice of family mediation. Upon completion of the training, it is planned to open the Family Media Assistance program on the basis of the center «Sezim», aimed at developing the necessary conditions and introducing family mediation as a practice of peaceful extra-judicial conflict resolution.
Family mediation will be aimed at protecting the rights of citizens, including protection of underaged and other vulnerable family members; protection from gender-based and domestic violence.
In June 2017 The Parliament of the KR approved in the third reading the Law of the KR “On Mediation”
This Law is designed to create legal basis for the application in the Kyrgyz Republic of mediation for the settlement of disputes, assistance in protecting the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens, the development of partnership business relations and the formation of the ethics of business turnover, harmonization of social relations.
- This Law regulates the relations connected with the application of mediation to disputes arising from civil, family and labor legal relationships.
- Mediation applies to disputes arising from criminal law relations in cases specifically provided for by law.
- Mediation does not apply if the dispute affects the interests of individuals not participating in mediation or persons recognized as incompetent by the court, except for cases when these individuals or legal representatives of incompetent people enter the process as a party to mediation.