These Practice Standards apply to all professional mediators.

The Practice Standards;

  1. Specify the minimum practice and competency requirements of a professional mediator.
  2. Inform participants and others about what they can expect of the mediation process and the professional mediator.

Where a professional mediator practices in any part of East Africa under a legislative framework and there is a conflict between a provision of the Practice Standards and a provision of that framework, the legislative framework will override the Practice Standards to the extent of any inconsistency.