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This article is a response to one of Dame Hazel Genn's 2009 Hamlyn Lectures in which she criticised mediators for having 'no interest in fairness and justice'. It considers the role of social norms in mediation, reviewing Ellen Waldman's useful taxonomy, before concluding that mediation rhetoric is out of step with much UK practice. It proposes that an ethical approach requires a thorough examination of mediators' values, which should be clearly articulated for the benefit of clients and the credibility of the profession. This is best achieved by the development of reflective practice.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2009|
- mediation rhetoric
- social norms
- Dame Hazel Genn
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Charlie Irvine (Keynote/plenary speaker)22 Sep 2015
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