The credibility of Mediation in Brazil, as an effective process for resolving disputes, it is directly linked to the respect to be won by Mediators, through a work of high technical quality, based on the strictest ethical principles.
Mediation transcends the solution of controversy, and is willing to transform an adversarial context into a collaborative one. It is a confidential and voluntary process, where the responsibility for decisions lies with the parties involved. It differs from Negotiation, Conciliation and Arbitration, constituting an alternative to litigation, a means to resolve it.
O Mediator it is an impartial third party that, through a series of its own procedures, helps the parties to identify their conflicts and interests, and to jointly build alternative solutions aimed at reaching consensus and achieving the agreement. In the performance of his duties, the Mediator must proceed while preserving ethical principles.
The practice of Mediation requires specific knowledge and training, as it has its own techniques. The Mediator must qualify and improve himself, continually improving his professional attitudes and skills. Consequently, it must preserve the ethics and credibility of the Mediation institute through its conduct.
In public statements and promotional activities, the Mediator must restrict himself to matters that clarify and inform the public through messages that are easy to understand.
Often, Mediators also fulfill obligations under other ethical codes (of lawyers, therapists, accountants, among others). O Code adopted by MEDIARE adds specific criteria to be observed by professionals in the performance of Mediation. In the case of professionals linked to specialized institutions or entities, these standards are added to this instrument.