Online Dispute Resolution

Theory and Practice : a Treatise on Technology and Dispute Resolution

Author: Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab,M. Ethan Katsh,Daniel Rainey

Publisher: Eleven International Pub

ISBN: 9789490947255

Category: Law

Page: 571

View: 7380


This book provides a state-of-the-art overview and assessment of the status quo and future of the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) field. International, comparative, and interdisciplinary approaches have been utilized. Written by leading ODR scholars, the first part of the book includes an in-depth assessment of ODR, its applications, and its future in a comparative and analytical context. The second section offers a regional oriented approach, where the prospects, challenges, and success of ODR - and its applications in the North America, Latin America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and Asia - are mapped and fully addressed. The book is a must read text by scholars, practitioners, academics, and researchers in the dispute resolution and information technology field.

Law, Technology and Dispute Resolution

The Privatisation of Coercion

Author: Riikka Koulu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351370391

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 795


The use of new information and communication technologies both inside the courts and in private online dispute resolution services is quickly changing everyday conflict management. However, the implications of the increasingly disruptive role of technology in dispute resolution remain largely undiscussed. In this book, assistant professor of law and digitalisation Riikka Koulu examines the multifaceted phenomenon of dispute resolution technology, focusing specifically on private enforcement, which modern technology enables on an unforeseen scale. The increase in private enforcement confounds legal structures and challenges the nation-state’s monopoly on violence. And, in this respect, the author argues that the technology-driven privatisation of enforcement – from direct enforcement of e-commerce platforms to self-executing smart contracts in the blockchain – brings the ethics of law’s coercive nature out into the open. This development constitutes a new, and dangerous, grey area of conflict management, which calls for transparency and public debate on the ethical implications of dispute resolution technology.

La resolución de conflictos con consumidores

De la mediación a las ODR

Author: Immaculada Barral Viñals,Abigail Quesada Páez,Alicia Agüero Ortiz,Jordi Rivera,Emmanuelle Amar,Eduardo Vázquez de Castro,Aura Esther Vilalta Nicuesa,Karim Benyekhlef,Isabel Viola Demestre,Pablo Cortés,Fabien Gélinas,Riikka Koulu,María Elena Lauroba Lacasa

Publisher: Editorial Reus

ISBN: 842902042X

Category: Law

Page: 328

View: 1898


Este libro pretende ofrecer una reflexión sobre el futuro de la resolución de conflictos con los consumidores. Para ello, toma en cuenta la reciente Ley 7/2017 y los cambios que supone en este ámbito mediante el concepto de Entidad de resolución de conflictos acreditada. A la vez, explora la utilidad de las Online Dispute Resolution —ODRs— y, especialmente, de la plataforma europea de resolución de conflictos con consumidores. Las reclamaciones de consumo son especialmente versátiles para que la tecnología pueda facilitar la comunicación entre las partes y con el mediador, y —en algunos casos— la propia resolución del conflicto. Las ODRs son, pues, una pieza clave en los conflictos de consumo que la Unión Europea no se cansa de impulsar. Así, se abordan algunas experiencias exitosas —incluso fuera de las reclamaciones de consumo— que avalan la bondad de este planteamiento. El origen de esta obra son las Jornadas que, bajo el título Consumidores, resolución de conflictos y Online dispute resolution (ODR), tuvieron lugar en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Barcelona el día 13 de junio de 2016 con la colaboración del Grupo DAS y la Agència de l’Habitatge de Catalunya. Además, los resultados que este libro obtiene se insertan en la línea de investigación sobre consumidores y ODRs que se inscribe de manera nuclear en el proyecto Préstamos hipotecarios, consumidores, mediación obligatoria y online dispute resolution (DER2015-63940-P), financiado por el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.

Revolutionizing the Interaction between State and Citizens through Digital Communications

Author: Edwards III, Sam B.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 146666293X

Category: Political Science

Page: 330

View: 5403


Networked communication technologies have drastically changed the relationship between States and their citizens. This fundamental shift has eased civilians’ ability to access information and organize groups like never before, creating the need to re-examine existing theories. Revolutionizing the Interaction between State and Citizens through Digital Communications evaluates the relationship between governments and their constituents, and how this relationship is impacted by emerging technologies. Discussing both developed and underdeveloped nations, this book provides a comparison for the ongoing shift in societies, serving as a critical reference for legal professionals, activists, government employees, academics, and students.

The Sharing Economy

Legal Problems of a Permutations and Combinations Society

Author: Maria Regina Redinha,Maria Raquel Guimarães,Francisco Liberal Fernandes

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527522032

Category: Law

Page: 508

View: 9304


The sharing economy is just one of several possible expressions to designate the complex model of social and economic relationships based on the intensive use of digital technology. Constant permutations and combinations allow these relationships to be established through the intervention of a third party making traditional contractual positions flexible in such a way that today’s employee is tomorrow’s entrepreneur, or today’s consumer is tomorrow’s supplier of goods and services. The current legal framework is, in many respects, unable to accommodate such big changes and new legal regulations are required where adaptation of the existing ones proves to be inadequate. This book highlights where changes are needed and where adaptations are required, with a particular focus on the Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, British and Brazilian contexts. For that, four different approaches are undertaken, namely the meta-legal, macro-legal, micro-legal and transnational approaches. The study that results from these different approaches enables readers to acquire a general view on the current legal problems arising from the sharing economy, and was a direct result of a research project of the Centre for Legal and Economic Research, at the University of Porto, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.

International Commercial Agreements and Electronic Commerce

Author: William F. Fox

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041170081

Category: Law

Page: 466

View: 5995


Although negotiation still lies at the heart of international commercial agreements, much of the detail has migrated to the Internet and has become part of electronic commerce. This incomparable one-volume work??now in its sixth edition??with its deeply informed emphasis on both the face-to-face and electronic components of setting up and performing an international commercial agreement, stands alone among contract drafting guides and has proven its enduring worth. Following its established highly practical format, the book’s much-appreciated precise information on a wide variety of issues??including those pertaining to intellectual property, alternative dispute resolution, and regional differences??is of course still here in this new edition. There is new and updated material on such matters as the following: • the need for contract drafters to understand and to use the concepts of “standardization” (i.e., the work of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as a contract drafting tool); • new developments and technical progress in e-commerce; • new developments in artificial intelligence in contract drafting; • the possible use of electronic currencies such as Bitcoin as a payment device; • foreign direct investment; • special considerations inherent in drafting licensing agreements; • online dispute resolution including the innovations referred to as the “robot” arbitrator; • changes in the arbitration rules of major international organizations; and • assessment of possible future trends in international commercial arrangements. Each chapter provides numerous references to additional sources, including a large number of websites. Materials from and citations to appropriate literature in languages other than English are also included. In its recognition that a business executive entering into an international commercial transaction is mainly interested in drafting an agreement that satisfies all of the parties and that will be performed as promised, this superb guide will immeasurably assist any lawyer or business executive to plan and carry out individual transactions even when that person is not interested in a full-blown understanding of the entire landscape of international contracts. Business executives who are not lawyers will find that this book gives them the understanding and perspective necessary to work effectively with the legal experts.