Title: The system of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Greece

Authors: Michael Pazarzis, Eleni Nina-Pazarzi

Addresses: Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus, Karaoli and Dimitriou 40, Piraeus, 18534, Greece. ' Department of Business Administration, University of Piraeus, Karaoli and Dimitriou 80, Piraeus, 18534, Greece

Abstract: The importance of mechanisms of ADR is discussed because of the developments occurred during the last two decades. The application of types of ADR systems and of theory to legislative institutions has identified the advantages and barriers of these systems. The objective of this paper is the presentation and critical analysis of the application of ADR, within the traditional Judicial System, based on data collected for our research for EIM. Advantages, problems and the provisions of the Greek Law for ADR, are also presented. Special reference to mediation is given since it is often and successfully used in many countries.

Keywords: alternative dispute resolution; mediation systems; legal disputes; Greece; Greek law.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2009.028150

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, 2009 Vol.2 No.4, pp.411 - 425

Received: 12 Jul 2008
Accepted: 31 Aug 2008

Published online: 08 Sep 2009 *

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