Intervention in family conflicts through mediation from the comparative perspective of Brazil and Portugal legislation

Authors

Keywords:

Family conflicts, Mediation, Comparative, Brazil, Portugal, conflictos familiares, mediación, comparativa, Brasil

Abstract

The jurisdictional function of a country plays an important role in the resolution of family conflicts, causing a high number of lawsuits. However, the ability to resolve conflicts of this nature is not exclusive to the judiciary, it being possible for other ways, with help of a third party other than the State. Given the growing number of disputes that can be resolved extra judicially, the need for more investment in the development of other means of conflict resolution, such as mediation, to achieve social peace remains evident. This article aims to compare some aspects of mediation in Brazil and Portugal, seeking to focus especially on family conflicts, investigating similarities, equivalences and differences between the family mediation guiding principles in Brazil and Portugal. For this effect, it was privileged bibliographical and legislative research, with qualitative comparative analysis, which led to the conclusion that, despite the differences, the two diplomas are very similar, showing equivalences and few absences, which do not compromise the basis of mediation.

La función jurisdiccional de un país desempeña un papel importante en la resolución de los conflictos familiares, provocando un elevado número de pleitos. Sin embargo, la capacidad de resolver conflictos de esta naturaleza no es exclusiva del poder judicial, siendo posible por otras vías, con ayuda de un tercero distinto del Estado. Dado el creciente número de conflictos que pueden resolverse extrajudicialmente, sigue siendo evidente la necesidad de invertir más en el desarrollo de otros medios de resolución de conflictos, como la mediación, para lograr la paz social. Este artículo pretende comparar algunos aspectos de la mediación en Brasil y Portugal, buscando centrarse especialmente en los conflictos familiares, investigando las similitudes, equivalencias y diferencias entre los principios rectores de la mediación familiar en Brasil y Portugal. Para ello, se ha privilegiado la investigación bibliográfica y legislativa, con un análisis comparativo cualitativo, que llevó a la conclusión de que, a pesar de las diferencias, los dos diplomas son muy similares, mostrando equivalencias y pocas ausencias, que no comprometen las bases de la mediación.

Available from: https://doi.org/10.35295/osls.iisl/0000-0000-0000-1319

Author Biographies

Kelly Coelho Silva, Faculdade de Direito de Vitória

Researcher at Group of Social Invisibility and Emancipatory Energies in Human Rights, Faculty of Law of Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil. Doctoral student in fundamental rights and guarantees by the postgraduate program in Law at the Faculty of Law of Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil. Professor at Universitary Center INTA – UNINTA, Sobral, Ceará, Brasil.

Contact details: Rua Antônio Rodrigues Magalhães, nº 359, Dom Expedito, Sobral, Ceará, Brazil, CEP 62.050-100.

Rossana Cruz, University of Minho School of Law/JusGov

Assistant Professor at the University of Minho School of Law, Portugal.

Researcher at JusGov – Center for Research in Justice and Governance.

Master in Personal and Family Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra.

PhD in Legal-Privatistic Sciences from the Law School of the University of Minho.

 

Gilsilene Passon, Faculdade de Direito de Vitória

Professor of the Postgraduate Program in Law at the Faculty of Law of Vitória, Brazil

Post-doctorate in Social Sciences at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra.

Leader of the Research Group Social Invisibility and Emancipatory Energies in Human Rights.

Address for correspondence: Rua Dr. Eurico de Aguiar, 120, apartamento 1404, Praia do Canto, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, CEP 29.055-042

E-mail: gilsilenepasson@uol.com.br

Published

01-08-2022

How to Cite

Coelho Silva, K., Martingo Costa Serra Cruz, R. and Passon Picoretti Francischetto, G. (2022) “Intervention in family conflicts through mediation from the comparative perspective of Brazil and Portugal legislation”, Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 12(4), pp. 1001–1022. Available at: https://opo.iisj.net/index.php/osls/article/view/1545 (Accessed: 19 August 2022).