Special features: self-responsibility and autonomy in mediation

Autonomy (in the sense of self-determination, freedom of choice, sovereignty) and self-responsibility (in the sense of readiness and duty to stand up for the consequences of one’s own actions and omissions) are special characteristics of mediation: the parties have more in their own hands as compared to other dispute resolution procedures: whether it comes to a mediation to begin with, which topics are discussed and which solutions are agreed. This is the essence of autonomy and personal responsibility: use it for your benefit!