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.