The international scientific-methodical conference "Actual problems of legal education in the context of training on alternative dispute resolution as an approach for ensuring human rights" was held  at the Law Faculty of the Belarusian State University with the support of the Law College of the Belarusian State University on the 29th November - 3rd December, 2016. The conference was held with the financial support of the European Commission in the framework of international TRADIR Tempus-project in cooperation with the University of Potsdam (Germany), Link Campus University (Italy), Vilnius University (Lithuania), the Mary Skalovskay-Curie University (Poland), Boleslawa Markowskiego High School of Commerce in Kielce (Poland), Yanka Kupala State University of Hrodna, the Belarusian Republican Union of Lawyers (Belarus), Ivan Franko Lviv National University, V. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Khmelnytsky University of Management and Law (Ukraine).

More than 70 leading academics, teachers and legal practitioners in the fields of training on alternative methods of resolution of legal disputes from Belarus, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine took part in the conference.

During the opening ceremony of the conference guests were welcomed by the Dean of the Law faculty of BSU, Doctor of Law, Professor Siarhei Balashenka, Head of the TRADIR project, Head of Criminal Law Department of Potsdam University, Doctor of Law, Professor Uwe Hellmann, the Chairman of the Belarusian Republican Union of Lawyers ,Doctor of Law, Professor Victor Kamiankou.

The plenary session was divided into three parts. In the first part information about the results of the international project was delivered by the Quality Manager of the TRADIR Tempus-project, Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Procedure and Prosecutorial Supervision of BSU, PhD Vadzim Samaryn, TRADIR Tempus-project manager Sarah Nitz (University of Potsdam), on behalf of graduate students - graduate student of the Faculty of Law of the State University of Hrodna Anastasia Atapovich, from the European Union - Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University, PhD Vėbraitė Vigita, from the universities of Ukraine - Associate Professor of the Department on Criminal Procedure and forensic science of the Lviv National University, PhD Vasil Lutsyk.

The second part was devoted to the methodological aspects of training on alternative dispute resolution. The reports of an assistant-lecturer of the Department on Private Law of Vilnius University, PhD Victor Terekhov, Associate Professor of the Department of Civil Law and Procedure of State University of Hrodna, PhD Avak Vartanian, Head of the Department on Civil Procedure and Labor Law of the Belarusian State University, PhD Aksana Zdrok, Associate Professor of the Department of the Theory and History of State and Law of the Belarusian State University, PhD Iryna Viarshok, Associate Professor of the Department on Civil Law of the Belarusian State University, PhD Dziana Ivanova, Associate Professor of the Department on Civil Law of the Belarusian State University, PhD Marya Miashchanava, Associate professor of  the Department on Criminal Procedure and Prosecutorial Supervision of the Belarusian State University, PhD Olga Petrova on the specifics of teaching on alternative dispute resolution in various areas of law were heard.

The scientific part was filled with discussions, which were caused by the reports of the lecturer of the Law Faculty of the University of Potsdam, assistant to the Landtag of Brandenburg, PhD Eyk Ueberschär, Associate Professor of the Department on Civil Law and Procedure of Lviv National University, PhD Julia Navrotska, Head of the Department of criminal law (primarily economic criminal law) of the University of Potsdam, Doctor of law, Professor Uwe Hellmann, Head of the Department on Criminal Trial of the Russian State University of Justice, Doctor of law Oksana Kachalova, Head of the Department on Criminal Law of the Kharkiv National University, Doctor of Law, Professor Alexander Zhytni, Head of the Department on Public prosecutor of the Institute of retraining and advanced training of judges, prosecutors, employees of courts and institutions of justice of the Belarusian State University, Professor of the Department on Criminal Procedure and Prosecutorial Supervision of the Belarusian State University, PhD Lyudmila Zaitseva and Professor of the Department on International and European Law at the Khmelnytsky University of Management and Law, PhD Olena Dyminska.

The conference proceeded on the second day within two sections:

Section I. Scientific and legal problems of alternative methods of dispute resolution in the field of private law.

Section II. Scientific and legal problems of alternative methods of dispute resolution in the field of public law.

Each report caused interesting and informative discussion among conference participants. The discussions were led by venerable moderators assistant professor Darya Lando and associate professor Olga Petrova.

A winter tour to the famous Niaswizh Palace of the Radziwill family for the conference participants took place after discussions in the sections.

The results of the conference were finalized on the third day (moderators associate professors Aleh Maroz and Vadzim Samaryn). The participants visited forensic testing ground of the Law faculty of the Belarusian State University and the Museum of History of the Law Faculty. The guests had possibility to learn more about Belarusian culture during visiting in the evening of the comedy "The last one who laughs" (by Kandrat Krapiva) in the Cinemactors Theater.

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