Online Dispute Resolution
It was my privilege to take part in an important international gathering of experts in dispute resolution and online systems on November 2 and 3, 2010 in Richmond, British Columbia. The meeting was an opportunity for the development of proposals for an international system of online dispute resolution particularly geared to small value consumer to consumer or business to consumer disputes. The communiqué and links to the conference materials are here. The development of internationally-recognized standards for dispute resolution which was the topic of this conference, is the subject of ongoing consultations at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the links to which are here.
I would particularly like to thank David Bilinsky of the Law Society of British Columbia for his important role in organizing this conference and for inviting me to take part in this important work which has prospects of transforming both international and national methods of dispute resolution.