About us

The autonomous Non-Profit-Organization Scientific and Methodological Center for Mediation and Law was established for the purpose of developing and promoting mediation, and of its integration into the Russian legislation as efficient Alternative Dispute Resolution method.

The Scientific and Methodological Center for Mediation and Law covers the following fields of activities: Scientific, methodological and analytical work related to mediation Promotion of mediation-related knowledge Carrying out conferences on mediation Education of mediators Certification of mediators Conducting a certified mediators Register Providing mediation services for individuals and enterprises of different trades Elaborating conduct standards for mediators Publishing and preparation of special training courses on mediation. Development of mediative approach in Russia and its integration into professional practice of representatives of supportive professions Holding courses, trainings and workshops, as well as performing of activities related to practical application of psychological and psychotherapeutic methods including education on methods for self-development trainings.

Russian Legislation on Mediation



Legislation on mediation was adopted by the President of Russian Federation on July 27, 2010, and came effective on January 1, 2011.

Our Centre has made our best to make a translation so you could get familiar with the Russian approach of institution of mediation. We propose you two variants of translation of the basic law on mediation:

On Alternative Procedure of Dispute Resolution with Participation of a Mediator (Mediation Procedure) (more strict translation)

On Alternative Procedure of Dispute Resolution with Participation of a Mediator (Mediation Procedure) (simpler translation adapted for English speakers)

One version of translation of the law that adds amendments to the existing legislation:

On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation in View of Adopting a Federal Law On Alternative Procedure of Dispute Resolution with Participation of a Mediator (Mediation Procedure)

Later minor amendment concerning self-regulatory organizations of mediators came into force on July 23, 2013:

On amending article 18 of Federal Law on alternative procedure of dispute resolution with participation of a mediator (mediation procedure)