Twinning of Lawyers

The event start in:
10:00 / UTC+2h
  • Disputes’ resolution mechanism – to reduce the burden on courts, and in consequence to improve access to justice

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

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, the 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!


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

Program / Agenda

10.00 – 10.20 – welcoming addresses

  • Maria Ślązak, AEA-EAL President
  • Mikhail Lobov, Head of the Human Rights Policy and Cooperation Department of the Council of Europe
  • Ara Zohrabyan, President of the Armenian Bar Association

10.20 – 12.15 – scientific part of the Twinning

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 – 12.05 – Session III
Regulatory standards of ADR

12.15 – 14.00 – networking part

Exchanges of information between Twinning members/ information on 35th AEA-EAL Anniversary.

Register for the event

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