The monograph “Mediation in the Reflection of Law and Society: European Perspectives” is currently being published by Kluwer Law International, in which our colleagues from the Czech Probation and Mediation Service also took part. Together with the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, we obtained data for a spatio-temporal analysis of the use of mediation in EU countries.
Despite slow progress in use, mediation continues to consolidate its presence in dispute resolution. This important book argues that a more favourable socio-legal climate must be created for mediation to thrive, and accordingly analyses the legal, cultural, social, systemic and spatial aspects of the use of mediation in the legal practice of the different countries of the European Union (EU). Based on a spatiotemporal analysis and models of mediation in the EU, it pinpoints the social and cultural reasons for the fragmentation of its legal regulation and shows what paths are available to promote the effective implementation of mediation in social practice.