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Fact-finding is a form of alternative dispute resolution , where a neutral third-party gathers information related to a particular dispute or incident. The fact-finder has no authority to impose a decision or make a recommendation. Fact-finding is a method to acquire the facts of a matter and then submit an objective report that is free of any bias to the stakeholders.
Arbitration is a widely used form of alternative dispute resolution, where the arbitrator acts as a private judge and does have the authority to impose a binding decision upon the parties.
Mediation is the most popular and widely used form of alternative dispute resolution. Mediation is defined as a form of alternative dispute resolution, where a neutral third-party, known as the mediator, assists the disputed parties in negotiating a settlement. The mediator, has no authority to impose a decision on the participants, but can offer suggestions to the parties that he / she identified that might meet the parties interest. Mediation can be used for various forms of disputes, such as workplace, family matters, commercial, legal, community, among numerous others. A matter of fact, I cannot think of a conflict where mediation cannot be applied.
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
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