The purpose of this Article is to outline a set of characteristics which can serve as initial guideposts for the eventual development of a framework for a comprehensive institution to assist disputing parties in more effectively resolving their conflicts. Consensual dispute processing appears to be at the point in its growth where it needs to be liberated from its present "alternatives" status and allowed to mature as a separate, full-fledged institution.
John S. Murray,
Guideposts for an Institutional Framework of Consensual Dispute Processing,
1984 J. Disp. Resol.
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