The Development of Mediation in Poland

16-05-2011

This paper analyses the current status of mediation in civil and commercial matters in Poland, taking into account a variety of legal, psychological and sociological factors. In particular, it focuses on the most important factors which, in the author’s opinion, have a negative effect on the development of mediation in Poland. These factors include: negative socialisation, non-existence of authority figures, low level of public confidence and the lack of a conscious need to use mediation.

This paper analyses the current status of mediation in civil and commercial matters in Poland, taking into account a variety of legal, psychological and sociological factors. In particular, it focuses on the most important factors which, in the author’s opinion, have a negative effect on the development of mediation in Poland. These factors include: negative socialisation, non-existence of authority figures, low level of public confidence and the lack of a conscious need to use mediation.

Externí autor

Maciej Bobrowicz (National Council of Legal Advisers, President of the Polish Association of Commercial Mediation, Poland)