GERMANY – BDS
|Name of organisation||Bund Deutscher Schiedsmänner und Schiedsfrauen e. V.|
|Legal status||Registered association|
|Organistional Structure||Umbrella organisation, 12 state associations, 77 district associations, each with their own executive commitees. The federal representatives‘
meeting decides on fundamental issues (every 4 years). The association is financed by contributions from the towns and local authorities. Controls are carried out in the members‘ meetings in the subdivisions.
|Number of members||Approx. 1,5000|
|Number of board members||Federal association approx. 20; approx. 15 in each of the 12 state associations;
approx. 8 in in each of the district associations.
|What kind of Judges do you represent?||Arbitrators|
|In which fields of law are your members involved in jurisdiction?||Pre-litigation arbitration of disputes in accordance with Section 380 of the German Code of Criminal Procedure (StPo).|