Twinning of Lawyers

Disputes resolution mechanism – to reduce the burden on courts, and in consequence to improve access to justice

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Dear Colleagues,
Dear Friends,

We have a pleasure to invite you to participate in the unique initiative – Twinning of Lawyers. For the third time lawyers from Caucasus, Central Asia, Eastern and Western Europe as well as from beyond are gathering together with the aim to develop knowledge, exchange of experiences, but above all – to strengthen friendship between lawyers from so many jurisdictions.

We hoped for a meeting in person this year, but uncertainty on health and foreseen a fourth wave of pandemic forced us to organize the Twinning in online form.

Our event is taking place on 16 October 2021 at 10.00 (Brussels time). Similarly to previous editions, this year two parts are foreseen:

  • a scientific seminar on Disputes resolution mechanism – to reduce burden on courts, and in consequence to improve access to justice, and
  • networking part for exchanging news and information between Bars and lawyers in a less formal, friendly atmosphere. We will also share information on celebrations of the 35th anniversary of the AEA-EAL.

Thanks to the engagement of the Council of Europe as Twinning’s coorganizer, English and Russian online interpretation will be provided. You can find below a general program and agenda of the meeting (subject to further changes).

See you all on 16 October!


This event is organised in the framework of the joint programme Partnership for Good Governance II, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe
Krzysztof Bachta

Lilja Gretarsdottir


Co-operation Programmes Division Council of Europe

Marcin Jaszczuk

Maria Ślązak

European Association of Lawyers AEA-EAL
Tomasz Biłous

Simon Babayan

Armenian Bar Association

10.00 – 10.20 – welcoming addresses

  • Maria Ślązak, AEA-EAL President
  • Lilja Gretarsdottir, Head of Co-operation Programmes Division, Department for the Implementation of Human Rights, Justice and Legal Co-operation Standards of the Council of Europe
  • Simon Babayan, President of the Armenian Bar Association

10.20 – 12.15 – scientific part

10.20 – 11.15 – Session I
Challenges of workload in Court Proceeding and ADR forms.

11.15 – 11.40 – Session II
ADR as raising tool for access to justice. Advantages and ethical challenges

11.40 – 12.10 – Session III
Regulatory standards of ADR

12.25 – 14.00 – networking part

12.25 – 12.45
Thirty-Five Years Together: AEA-EAL and its Eastern Dimension

12.45 – 14.00
Networking session

Registration is closed!

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