Implementing A Standardized Code For Alternative Dispute Resolution Practices
In building the ACU Peacemaker Ethics Policy, the standards set forth were extrapolated from various preexisting peacemaking organizations. The guidelines were developed collaboratively and earmarked an efforts to create a standardized code for alternative dispute resolution practices with respect to the university’s mission and vision for the 21st Century. The ACU PEP outlined principles, processes, and ethics and desired conduct for intermediaries, with respect to the public, the well-being of the participants, the repute of the ADR community and in accordance with a unified law. In an attempt to synchronize the organizational standards with ACU’s mission, the policy, averred a responsibility to God and reflected the voluntary nature of the process. As a Christian institution, declarations of faith echoed throughout the document and set a foundation for the standards and practices delineated in the policy. Moreover, The ACU PEP emphasized, impartiality, confidentiality, fairness, mediator competence, self-determination, reciprocity and informed decision making.
Ethical Thought through the Ages
The historical timeline of ethical thought illustrates the shifts and trends in the development of ethical thought through the ages. Prior to the Law of Moses (1466 BCE), and the induction of monotheisms, polytheistic religious and chthonic cultural practices were infused into the implementation of law and ethical practices. The earliest examples of…