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International Study Visits in Italy Coordinated by ADR Center to Analyze ‘the Italian Mediation Model’

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MOLDOVA DELEGATION

Rome, 17-19 July 2023

The Study Visit was financed by the European Commission through the TAIEX Program.

Main Institutions Visited:

    1. ADR Center (private mediation provider) – CEO, Leonardo D’Urso,  & International Team
    2. Mediation Center of the Rome Bar Association – Coordinator, Ms. Maria Agnino
    3. Rome Civil Court – President 5° Civil Section, Mr. Lorenzo Pontecorvo, and Mr. Laura Centofanti, 17° Civil Section
    4. Supreme Court of Cassation – First President, Ms. Margherita Cassano
    5. Mediation Register Office of Ministry of Justice – Officer of the Judicial Affairs Department, Ms. Daniela CECCARELLI
    6. Rome Bar Association – Council Members, Mr. Alessandro Graziani and Mr. Paolo Voltaggio, and Vice President, Maria Agnino
    7. Italian Ministry of Justice – Magistrate at the International Affairs Office, Antonio PASTORE, Magistrate at the Legislative Office, Mirella DELIA, and Inspectorate Magistrates, Ms. Tiziana GUALTIERI and Ms. Camilla COGNETTI
    8. A productive bilateral meeting took place between Minister Nordio – Minister Mihailov-Moraru

Participants: High Governmental Delegation of the Republic of Moldova

1

Veronica Mihailov-Moraru

Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova

2

Dorin Popescu

Head of the Department of Advocacy and Licensing of Legal Activities of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus

3

Felicia Chifa

President of the Mediation Council

4

Dumitru Lefter

Director of the Mediation Center – Chamber of Commerce and Industry

5

Adrian Cerbu

Judge of the Criuleni Court

 

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TURKISH JUDICIAL DELEGATION

Rome/Milan/Florence, 3-4-5-6 July 2022

Activity financed by the Council of Europe 

Main Institution Visited:

  • Italian Ministry of Justice
  • ADR Center
  • Università degli Studi di Roma UnitelmaSapienza
  • Florence Court of Appeal
  • OCF – Florence Mediation Center
  • School of Law – University of Florence and the University Campus
  • Milan Chamber of Arbitration, at the Milan Monza Brianza Lodi Chamber of Commerce – Mediation Service
  • Statale University of Milan

Turkish Delegation Participants:

1

Hakan Öztatar

Director General of Legal Affairs (MoJ)

2

Alim Polat

Director General of Personnel (MoJ)

3

Çağdaş Özer

Head of Mediation Department (MoJ)

4

Abdurrahim Taş

Rapporteur Judge-Mediation Department (MoJ)

5

Koray Ali Eroktay

Rapporteur Judge-Mediation Department (MoJ)

6

Seyfi Han

Secretary General (Council of Judges and Prosecutors)

7

Ergün Şahin

Member (Council of Judges and Prosecutors)

8

Aysel Demirel

Member (Council of Judges and Prosecutors)

9

Havvanur Yurtsever

Member (Council of Judges and Prosecutors)

10

Adem Albayrak

Acting First President (Court of Cassation)

11

Seracettin Göktaş

Ninth Civil Chamber President (Court of Cassation)

 

Council of Europe Participants:

1

Sergey Dikman

CoE – Project Coordinator

2

Musa Toprak

CoE – Project Assistant

3

Cemile Sertkaya

CoE – Project Manager

 

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MONTENEGRO DELEGATION

Rome, 11-12 March 2019

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Main Institutions Visited:

  • ADR Center
  • IDLO
  • Mediation Center at Rome Lawyer’s BAR
  • Office of the Register of Mediators at the Italian Ministry of
  • Justice
  • Italian Ministry of Justice

Participants: Delegation of the working group on the new mediation legislation under the Ministry of Justice of Belarus:

1Ibrahim SmailovicDeputy Minister, Ministry of Justice of Montenegro
2Slavica StijovicSecretar, Basic Court in Podgorica;
Member of Managing Board, Centre for Mediation of Montenegro;
Mediator
3Marina LutovacDirector, Centre for Mediation of Montenegro
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BELARUSIAN DELEGATION

Rome, 12-13 November 2018

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Activity financed by the Council of Europe 

Main Institutions Visited:

  • ADR Center
  • Rome Civil and Commercial Court
  • Mediation Center at Rome Lawyer’s BAR
  • Office of the Register of Mediators at the Italian Ministry of Justice
  • Italian Ministry of Justice

Participants: Delegation of the working group on the new mediation legislation under the Ministry of Justice of Belarus:

1Staravoitau MikalaiDeputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Belarus
2Tselikavets IrynaHead of the Department of Advocacy and Licensing of Legal Activities of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus
3Basalyha AliaksandrDeputy Head of Department – Head of the International Law Division of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus
4Dzerkach AlehHead of Department of legislation on National Security and Law Enforcement of the National Center for Legislation and Legal Research of the Republic of Belarus
5Zhdanovich AlenaLawyer, Managing Partner of Law Office “Law and Mediation” of the Minsk City Bar Association, mediator
6Alsheuskaya NatalliaLawyer, the Brest Regional Bar Association, mediator
7Beliaeva AlinaProject management assistant, Division for Legal Co-operation. Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe
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JUDICIAL PAKISTANI DELEGATION

Rome, 18 September 2018

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Activity financed by The Asia Foundation 

Main Institutions Visited:

  • ADR Center
  • Italian Court of Cassation
  • IDLO

Participants

1Asif Saeed Khan KhosaJudge and member of the Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
2Syed Mansoor Ali ShahJudge and member of the Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
3Muhammad Anwaarul HaqMember of the High Court of Lahore of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
4Ayesha Khosa
Spouse of Judge Khosa of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
5Nadeem RiyazAmbassador – Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Italy
6Tanveer AhmedVice Head of Mission – Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Italy
7Gresia Bernardini MarinoAssistant to the Ambassador – Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Italy
8Sofia ShakeelCountry Representative of Pakistan – The Asia Foundation
9Zeeshan Ali TahirTeam Lead, Rule of Law – The Asia Foundation
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DELEGATION OF THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE OF AZERBAIJAN

Rome, 9-10 April 2018

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Activity organized in the context of an EU-financed project implemented by IBF International Consultancy  

Main Institutions Visited:

  • ADR Center
  • Italian Court of Cassation
  • Rome Civil and Commercial Court
  • Mediation Center at Rome Lawyer’s BAR
  • Office of the Register of Mediators at the Italian Ministry of Justice
  • Italian Ministry of Justice

Participants: 

1Elchin NASIBOVDeputy head of the General Directorate of Legislation – The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan
2Ramil MIRZAZADAHead of the Department of Legal Analyses and Examination – Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
3Etibar MUSTAFAYEVJudge – Baku Administrative Court №2
4Altay MUSTAFAYEVFounding & Managing Partner -Altay Mustafayev Law & Tax LLC
5Sanan HAJIYEVJudge – Baku Court of Appeal
6Leyla ZAKIROVAHead Adviser – Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Department: Organisation and Supervision General Department
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SERBIAN DELEGATION OF JUDGES

Rome, 13-14 September 2017

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Activity organized in the context of an EU-financed project implemented by the British Council 

Main Institutions Visited:

  • ADR Center
  • Italian Court of Cassation
  • Italian National School for Judges
  • Rome Civil and Commercial Court
  • Mediation Center at Rome Lawyer’s BAR
  • Office of the Register of Mediators at the Italian Ministry of Justice
  • Italian Ministry of Justice

Serbian & International Participants:

1Dragomir MilojevicPresident (judge) – The Supreme Court of Cassation
2Snezana AndrejevicJudge – The Supreme Court of Cassation
3Ljubica MilutinovicJudge – The Supreme Court of Cassation
4Branislava ApostolovicJudge – The Supreme Court of Cassation
5Majda KrsikapaSecretary General – The High Court Council
6Aleksandra ĐurićNational ADR working group (member) – Ministry of Justice
7Vesna BilićDeputy State Attorney – State Attorney Office (in the city of Novi Sad)
8Tatjana JeremicCourt president (judge) – Second basic court in Belgrade
9Nebojša ĐuričićJudge – Second basic court in Belgrade
10Dimitrije SujeranovicKey Expert 2 – Judiciary Efficiency Project
11Leonardo D’UrsoMediation Expert – Judiciary Efficiency Project
12Milan GnjidicProject Director – Judiciary Efficiency Project
13Nina LukicProject Manager – Judiciary Efficiency Project
14Enrico VisentinProgramme Manager – Eu Delegation in Serbia
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POLISH AND BULGARIAN GOVERNAMENTAL DELEGATIONS

Milan, 14 July 2016 & Rome, 15 July 2016

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Activity financed by the Council of Europe 

Main Institutions Visited:

  • Court of Appeals (Milan)
  • ADR Center (Rome)
  • Italian Ministry of Justice (Rome)

Delegations Members:

1Mr Mariusz HaladyjUndersecretary of State, Ministry of Economy, Poland
2Mr Piotr GryskaVice President of the Government Legislation Centre, Poland
3Ms Joanna Sauter-KunachJudge, Ministry of Justice, Poland
4Mr Sebastian MadejMinistry of Economy, Poland
5Ms Monika WicińskaEmbassy of the Republic of Poland, Trade and Investment Promotion Section, 2nd Secretary
6Ms Helena JanczewskaEmbassy of the Republic of Poland, Trade and Investment Promotion Section, 3rd Secretary
7Ms Verginia MichevaVice Minister of Justice, Bulgaria
7Ms Rositza DichevaMinistry of Justice, Bulgaria
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GOVERNAMENTAL DELEGATION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN

Rome, 1-4 March 2016

Visit funded by USAID and sponsored by the Commercial Law Department Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce and by ADR Center, as completion of a successful project in Kabul creating ACDR, the first mediation center to solve commercial disputes in Kabul.

Main Institutions Visited:

  • ADR Center
  • Italian Court of Cassation
  • Italian Ministry of Justice
  • Commercial Court in Rome

Delegations Members:

1Sayed Yusuf Halim Chief Justice and Director of Supreme Court of Afghanistan
2Abdul Qader Adalat KhahMember of High Council Of Supreme Court
3Abdul Wali QazizadaHead of Appellate Court of Nangrahar province
4Jawid RashidiHead of Civil Division of 3th Zone of Kabul
5Naqeebullah SafiJudge of Primary commercial court of Balkh (Giudice del Tribunale Commerciale di Primo Grado di Balkh)
6Abdul Momin Zia BadakhshJudge of Primary commercial court of Balkh
7Abdul Qadir BahmanDeputy CEO, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries
8Raqib Sher ZadInternational Attorney Advisor, CLPD – Commercial Law Department Program of the US Department of Commerce
9Mr. Zmarak KhanChief of staff supreme court of Afghanistan
10Mr. Mohammad Arif SalimiFirst Counsellor, Afghanistan Embassy in Rome
11Mr. Mohammad Arash FaqirzadFirst Secretary, Afghanistan Embassy in Rome
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TURKISH LEGAL AND JUDICIAL DELEGATION

Rome, 20 October 2015

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Activity financed by the Council of Europe 

Main Institutions Visited:

  • ADR Center

Turkish Delegation Participants:

1Mr Musa HEYBETDeputy Undersecretary, MoJ
2Mr Feyzullah TAŞKINDirector General, General Directorate of Civil Law Affairs, MoJ
3Mr Ekrem CETINTÜRKDirector General of Laws, MoJ
4Mr Hakan ÖZTATARHead of Department, Department of Mediation, MoJ
5Mr Mustafa SALDIRIMCourt of Cassation
6Ms Yurdagül GÜNDOĞANLawyer, Adana Bar Association- Executive Board of the Turkish Bar Associations
7Mr Kürşat KARACABEYLawyer, Turkish Bar Association, member of the Executive Board
8Mr Mehemet Turgay BILGELawyer, MoJ Mediator
9Mr Alper BULURAcademician, Legal Professional, Hacettepe University
10İsmail NACAKReporter Judge, Mediation Department, MoJ

Council of Europe Participants:

1Ms Micol EMINENTEProject Coordinator, Council of Europe, DG Human Rights and Rule of Law, Division for the independence and efficiency of Justice, CEPEJ Cooperation Unit, Strasbourg
2Ms Ozlem DEMIRELProject Officer, Council of Europe Programme Office, Ankara