Principles of the process of mediation

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


Release:

Vesntik TSU. law (#3). 2013

Title: 
Principles of the process of mediation


About the author:

Nadezda V. Sukhova,
Cand. Jur. Sci., Associate Professor, Civil Law and Procedure Department, Institute of Law, Economics and Management, Tyumen State University

Abstract:

In the article the author describes understanding of the principles of mediation. The main goal of this article is the commitment to concentrate theoretical focus on “basic criteria” of the mediation process, not only in the frame of Russia, but also in Europe and the U.S. The key idea is that in any discussion of “formal (legal) and informal procedures” we must take into account values and defects of alternative processes, be they formal or not. This article analyzes such essential procedural elements of the mediation procedure as voluntary character, confidentiality, cooperation and equality of the parties, impartiality and independence, neutrality of the mediator. The author also considers such minimum requirements as awareness and “openness to the result of” as well as responsibility.

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