Alternative dispute resolution, and in particular mediation, is finally gaining momentum in Tajikistan. Previous attempt to introduce law on mediation in Tajikistan have not been successful and consequently there is currently no formal legal framework for mediation. In the first phase of the project, the International Development Law Organization worked to promote commercial mediation and build momentum for its expansion. However, there is still the need to provide assistance to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mediation Center and improve its effectiveness.
Funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IDLO is implementing a project that aims to support the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to build and foster the institutional capacity of the Mediation Center. The project will focus on the set up of the Mediation Center by providing expert opinions on statutory documents, rules, guidelines of operations as well as a gender strategy. Lastly, IDLO will work to develop and deliver an intensive basic training of trainers for mediators within the Mediation Center.