CBCR Protocol is simply the process by
which parties reach agreement as to how
to settle their differences or resolve a
conflict. It places the responsibility
for reaching agreement on the parties.
The process can be lead by a "Neutral"
Process Leader or implemented by the
Moving from a “rights-based”, “top down"
and "expert-driven system” into the area
of CBCR, requires the retrofitting of
many established resolution processes
and innovation as well.
A key strategy is the use of a “Protocol
framed by the CBCR Convention.
The advantage or benefit of the
“Protocol Process” is its “developmental
and dynamic” nature. It has the capacity
to include new ideas and enhancements.
It can respect differences in beliefs
Development of CBCR Protocols share a
lot in common with the process of
creating "software" for computers.
Different interests and priorities must
be balanced without creating a "clash"
or "crash". It is crucial to discover
ways for resources and power to be
allocated and shared.
The vision is to build on the model of
the “open source community" embodied in
the development of computer software. This
approach has encouraged contributions
from people all over the world. It has
expanded through workgroups and
collaboration utilizing the internet. It
has created a workable model of how
synergy can be applied to development
while providing a framework (or
protocol) for usage by large
institutional or individual