Justice 2.0: Online Dispute Resolution
The internet needs a justice system, just like the face-to-face world. But the courts are too tied to geography and physical enforcement to provide fair redress online. The most effective approach to building this new system is Online Dispute Resolution, or ODR. ODR enables the construction of low-cost, cross-border resolution systems that are independent of any one nation's jurisdiction, which better mirrors the structure of the internet.
The panel would discuss online dispute resolution systems that are already in operation, such as for eBay's system (which resolves 60m disputes per year, many times more than the US court system), as well as how ODR could create an enlightened international justice system to improve global access to justice.
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- Just like entertainment and finance, the law is currently being disrupted by technology. What challenges does this disruption present to global society?
- How can online dispute resolution better respond to the millions of online, cross-border disputes cropping up around the world?
- What international initiatives are underway to promote ODR? What factors will contribute to their success or failure?
- What are the risks of replacing face-to-face justice systems with ODR? How can we ensure ODR will aid efforts to promote justice and peace, instead of undermining due process?
- Colin Rule Modria
- Beth Trent International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
- Chittu Nagarajan Modria
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