Zeno Daniel Sustac
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Custom is a second human nature and the Romanian justiciable has inoculated itself for years the concept that any misunderstanding should be resolved in a court of law. However, the opinion of the Romanian justiciable is about to change, due to mediation.
Independent Report Concerning Mediation And The Mediation Profession In Romania
Mediation cannot be implemented in a legal system overnight! The efficiency of integrating mediation within the Romanian legal system is not guaranteed by the passing of a law which regulates mediation and the respective profession. A mediation law is not sufficient in a country which has had a vague relation with mediation only through legal commissions in a period which it wants forgotten.
Mediation in the Criminal Law
The Romanian lawgiver has applied mediation to the field of Criminal Law. Articles 67-70 in the Law 192/2006 comprise special provisions regarding mediation in the criminal cases, thus paying special attention to mediation in this field.
The Romanian Mediator
The Act 192/2006 implements in the Romanian judicial system a new alternative way of conflict solving and a new liberal profession of a judicial nature, that of a mediator. The Romanian public is not yet familiar with these notions but it is certain that the new profession will also compel recognition on the Romanian market, given its indisputable success in the USA and Europe. It is thus intended to replace the litigious approach with mediation, the most efficient alternative means of conflict solving, and obviously, to reduce the number of cases presented to the Instance Courts.
Promoting Mediation Over The Internet
One of the most effective means of promoting mediation is over the internet. Why do I say this? Because on the internet information remains stored over extensive periods of time, whereas by using other means of promotion (newspapers, television, radio) information wears off once it is is aired. The immediate impact of the information aired by these means is greater but it wears off once the information is aired. The effectiveness of promoting mediation over the internet is undoubtable. A well constructed website, promoted and optimized accordingly may bring remarkable results in promoting this new profession. It is for this reason that I consider that each mediation centre must have a presentation website.