The advancement of ADR is part of the ongoing justice system reform in the Republic of Georgia and is a requirement of the country’s Association Agreement with the EU. Arbitration and mediation are considered critical for decreasing the court’s excessive caseload and improving access to justice throughout the country. Mediation is of particular interest and demand in Georgia. Traditional forms of mediation have been practiced for centuries, and the population long continued to prefer bargaining, over the courts.
ADR-trained lawyers and judges continue their efforts to promote mediation and other forms of dispute resolution to enhance economic development and social connections within Georgian civil society.