MOSCOW, September 30 (RAPSI) – Victims and defendants need to have an opportunity to settle their conflicts under mediation procedure, Co-Chair of Business Against Corruption Center lawyer Anatoly Kucherena believes.

Some time ago, the lawyer said addressing a meeting of the Center, he established a working group at the Center of Conciliation Procedures, which developed a draft federal law envisaging amendments to certain legislative acts so to ensure that victims, suspects, and defendants engaged in criminal proceedings could have an opportunity for reconciliation.

Kucherena believes it was an important bill and intends to ask that it was backed.

Earlier, the lawyer headed the Center of Conciliation Procedures established in Moscow at the office of Moscow Business Ombudsman Tatiana Mineyeva in order to carry out conciliation procedures (mediation) with participation of independent persons acting as conciliators; the body, Kucherena believes, is to help to diminish the number of “corporate wars.”