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1. Does a mediator have the authority to enforce any rules during a mediation?A mediator does not necessarily enforce the rules, rather facilitates conditions for the conduct of the mediation. The rules facilitate the quality of the process outlined in Section VI in the Standards of Conduct and if those rules are jeopardized, the mediator is responsible for taking steps to ensure the rules are followed to ensure the validity of the mediation. They do this by withdrawing, ending or postponing the mediation to allow all parties to agree and abide by the conditions of the activity (American Arbitration Association, 2005).How I translated this is that mediators act as impartial facilitators, not enforcers. They provide a venue with rules that are approved by all parties in order to solve a problem. Once rules are violated, solving the problem may become impractical at that time and the mediator, remaining impartial, exercises