This AJEE Issue 3 (4) is a special edition, related to the Alternative Dispute Resolution development in Europe. Undoubtedly, that out-of-court peaceful settlement is more attractive and efficient than long-term and exhausting court buttle between parties and their representatives.
The current trend of peaceful agreement settlement agreed by both sides of the conflict is much closer to Eastern Europe – there are initiatives of some types of ombudsmen and negotiations introducing. Despite this, not always these ideas are realized in practice due to certain specific features of East-European traditions and non-ended reforms of the judiciary. Find more information about financial ombudsman implementation in Ukraine in the essay written by Roksolana Khanyk-Popsolitak.
Nevertheless, this Issue starts with a brilliant essay of Elisabetta Silvestri about international mediation and the main consequences of the new Singapore Convention on Mediated Settlement Agreements.
The next article of Dmitry Abushenko is related to an extremely curious topic, which helps us to answer the question, what if the settlement agreement is signed by parties but not approved by court? The procedural and substantive consequences of the above mentioned were investigated and final conclusions were reached as a result.
One more article in the current issue is written by Victor Terekhov and related to the innovative approaches and their results within mediation implementation. Various on-distance communications overcrowded our world and we should use them with the aim of simplifying ADR schemes and making them faster and cheaper than regular. Would it be successful or there is much ado about nothing, you will find in Victor essay.
On behalf of the Editorial and Advisory Boards of the Journal, I would like to thank our authors for their contributions and our editors and reviewers for their help within the publication process.
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About Special Issue 3/2019 related to ADR