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Tajikistan – Study visit on mediation to Belgium

18/10/2014 - 21/10/2014

Leuven – A study visit for the members of the Working Group on the draft law on mediation of the Republic of Tajikistan to Leuven and Brussels will take place on 18-21 October 2014.

The participants will be able to learn about the Belgian and European experience in the field of mediation in criminal and civil matters. They will also visit the European Forum for Restorative Justice, Federal Commission for Mediation in family, civil, social and commercial matters at the Ministry of Justice, the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the court of the judicial district of Leuven.

The study visit participants will meet mediators working with adult and juvenile offenders as well as representatives of a NGO offering victim-offender mediation for adult offenders in Flanders.

This study visit is a follow-up to the co-operation started last year following a request made by the authorities of Tajikistan to provide expert comments on the draft law on mediation and the exchanges of an expert of the Venice Commission with the members of the Working group held in November 2013 and May 2014.

This activity is organised by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe within the framework of the project "Supporting Constitutional Justice, Access to Justice and Electoral Reform in the Countries of Central Asia" with funding provided by the European Union and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

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