What is Mediation
Mediation has been practiced in Iran for years. Usually, the elders of communities who were experienced and trusted by people had enough influence for conflict resolution and implementing Traditional Mediation, so they were often called “white-beard” or “white-hair.” The traditional mediators of communities would try to make peace between conflict parties by the help of customs, and religious teachings. Their status in communities gave them this opportunity to ensure the parties are fully dedicated to the agreements resulting from mediation. This kind of mediation would easily carry out in low populations and uncomplicated communities because people know each other and their families, and most of them are related. Since cities got bigger and more complex and communities and people got apart, the influence of traditional mediation has decreased and limited to rural regions and small communities.
It was only in the 20th century that mediation, in its modern form, was introduced as a method of conflict resolution. In non-traditional mediation as one of the conflict resolution methods, a neutral third party leads conflict parties to reach a mutual and agreeable solution for their dispute by listening and assisting them. The mediator acts as a facilitator to lead the process and never decides anything on behalf of parties. Unlike traditional mediation, the mediator’s credibility comes from her/his professional knowledge and skills, not from her/his status in the community. A mediator can only take this role by passing professional courses of diverse expertise in theory and practice.
Principles of Mediation
The mediator has an effective communication strategy that ensures the fairness of the process and treatment toward the conflict parties. Balanced behavior towards parties will be gained through the neutrality of the mediator.
Conflict parties participate in mediation voluntarily so that they can leave the process at any time.
The mediator will not accept any support from external actors who can influence the mediation process in favor of one party.
Entering mediation, the conflict parties agree to share whatever information needed and be open to the conflict’s facts.
Is mediation a proper method for your dispute?
- If you want a lasting settlement for your conflict.
- If you want to keep your relations after the conflict is resolved.
- If you are frustrated with the never-ending litigation process.
- If you rather be heard during the process of resolving your conflict.
- If you prefer not to spend your time in courts.
- If you want to participate in resolving your conflict actively.
- If you rather use your precious time productively.
- Then mediation is the right choice for you.
- Contact us.
- Ask your questions
- If you decide so, make an appointment
- Meet with us on your appointment
- By the assistance of professional mediators, embark on a different way for resolving your conflict
- During the mediation process find a creative settlement for your conflict
- With the help of our legal team, make your settlement legally binding
- Continue with your routine daily life in peace.