In line with the reforms carried out to promote mediation in Armenia, the Arbitration and Mediation Center of Armenia, as a leading institution, developed and adopted the AMCA Rules of Mediation.

To develop the Mediation Rules, the AMCA conducted a comprehensive research and thorough analysis of existing mediation rules worldwide, identifying best practices and adapting them to the AMCA’s specific needs and context. Accordingly, the rules were designed based on the rules and best practices of leading international institutions, ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, CEDR, etc., adapting them to local requirements.

In parallel, the AMCA has collaborated with lawyers, industry experts and potential beneficiaries of mediation services to ensure that the rules reflect diverse perspectives. Based on that comparative research and consultations with stakeholders, the AMCA’s Mediation Rules were developed, ensuring clarity, flexibility and fairness.

It is necessary to emphasize that the Rules of Mediation reflect a number of modern and innovative regulations of mediation, such as co-mediation and online mediation. The development of Mediation Rules in accordance with international standards makes it unique in the field of institutional mediation in Armenia.

The Mediation Rules of the AMCA were adopted by the Board of Trustees on January 19, 2024. The preparation and adoption of these rules is a significant achievement for the promotion of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and the development of mediation in Armenia.