Mediation is a process. It relies on each participant to the conflict to be willing to find a solution to the situation. It is based on their free consent. It also offers a space for talking where communication is meant to bring out the sources of the conflict which is the core of the process. The principle of independence of the mediator strenghthens this value since he is free of all inside and outside pressure. This freedom is also the reason why mediation can be stopped at any time at the request of either the participants or the mediators.