A nation born out of mediation turns to mediation again, this time to
rescue its judiciary and promote the rule of law. The country known as
Bosnia and Herzegovina was created out of U.S. mediation efforts in
1995. Ten years later, the peace has held but a new set of challenges has
emerged. The nation now plans to use mediation to improve judicial
efficiency, and promote democracy and the rule of law. This article
reviews the nation's new mediation laws and their potential impact on the
judiciary and society generally. Drawing on his mediation experiences in
private practice and his work managing rule of law projects in Bosnia and
Herzegovina, the author concludes that the new mediation laws are an
excellent start but need to be amended. The author further concludes that
if given sufficient time and proper implementation, mediation can
improve judicial efficiency and democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
"Mediation in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Second Application,"
Yale Human Rights and Development Journal:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yhrdlj/vol9/iss1/4