Friendly Settlement of Disputes: Mediation

Anadolu University
Dispute is a result of the nature of interpersonal relations. Disputes arise in the

field of both private law (contracts, family law, etc.) and public law (penal law).

Citizens of the Republic of Turkey are entitled to contest at state courts, when

their rights are violated (right to legal remedies, Constitution, Article 36).

However, seeking legal remedies at the court is not the only option for the

settlement of a dispute. Turkish law has made considerable progress about

alternative dispute resolution, and adopted most alternative resolution options

used in the European and Anglo-American laws. Rather than waiting for the

decision of a lawsuit, parties can come together and may benefit from the

presence of an expert to resolve the dispute. Such methods have now been used in

many fields of law.

Alternative dispute resolution methods concern closely not only lawyers or legal

experts but also all citizens. Courts are not involved in mediation processes. It is

the parties themselves, i.e. the parties that are in dispute, that make a decision

and come to an agreement. The course plan is as follows:

Week 1. Concepts of dispute, conflict and alternative dispute resolution

Week 2. Organization and development of alternative dispute resolution methods

in Turkish law

Week 3 and 4. Mediation in legal disputes

Week 5. Dispute settlement in penal law

Week 6. Arbitration, alternative dispute settlement in consumer law

Language: Turkish


Duration: 0 weeks

Hours of study: 25 hours

EQF-Level: EQF level 5 - Foundation/Diploma of Higher Education



Delivery mode: Learn anywhere online



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