6th UN forum on ODR concludes in Hong Kong
The 6th UN Forum on ODR concluded successfully today in Hong Kong. Video of the presentations made at the two day meeting will be posted on the Honk Kong International Arbitration Web site shortly. This was the first ODR Forum held in Asia and featured presentations by persons from China, Malaysia, India, Korea and the Phillipines, as well as Hong Kong. NCTDR faculty Leah Wing spoke about the role of technology in her murals project in Norther Ireland and Ethan Katsh discussed his views on the future of ODR.
Do you have an innovative idea about ODR? Professor Katsh announced that the best new idea concerning ODR submitted to him during 2008 would recieve a prize of 75,00 Linden dollars, the currency in the virtual world SecondLife. The current rate of exchange for Linden dollars is 1 $US = 280 Linden doallars.
The 7th UN Forum on ODR will be held in Victoria (Canada) June 18 - 19, 2008.
InternetBar.org co-sponsored our recent Cyberweek and is currently undertaking an important microjustice project in Africa. They would welcome your participation. This is an important endeavor and please take a look at http://www.odr.info/internetbar.pdf
Conferences and presentations
NCTDR has recently participated in or will be participating in the following meetings:
Domain Name Dispute Resolution and ODR: Asian Perspective- October 26, 2007, Beijing
Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference, October 24-27, 2007, Phoenix, Arizona
University of Montreal cyberjustice meeting, November 9, 2007
ICT4Peace Foundation, United Nations, New York, November 15, 2007
Please visit ODR.info for updates on all of our activities.
National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts