Ethical principles for a mediator


 

Ethical Principles for a Mediator

 

HONESTY AND FORTHRIGHTNESS

  • Mediators should avoid conflicts of interest or even the appearance of conflict of interest. They should not serve in cases where they have a financial or personal interest in the dispute's outcome. Their duty of honesty requires full disclosure of qualifications, fees and any other aspect of the mediation process that might influence any party's participation. The mediator should be truthful and be duty bound to avoid abusing the trust of the parties in mediation.

PROFESSIONALISM AND COMPETENCE

  • Mediators should avoid accepting assignments that are not within their expertise and should disclose the limits of their experience and background to parties that may be affected or involved. They should also avoid providing services other than mediation, even if they are licensed to provide other professional services.Mediators should not give advice to participants, but instead if asked may recommend that mediation participants seek advice from a different, 
 
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