ODR2018 in Auckland, NZ: “Changing Landscapes of Digital Justice”

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The New Zealand Centre for ICT Law, in the School of Law at Auckland University, will host the 18th ODR Forum, on 15th and 16 February, 2018. Join your international colleagues in Auckland – consistently voted one of the world’s top ten “livable” cities – to explore current developments in the rapidly evolving world of digital platforms, portals, networks and courts.

The two key themes for the 2018 Forum are Innovation and Impact. The first, which will be the focus for presentations on the 15th February, will explore updates and developments in the world of taking dispute and justice systems online. The second theme, for the 16th, will address some of the challenges and critical questions that arise through moving beyond innovation into the disruptions that digital justice can create. This “impact” discussion may show that these can be ambivalent developments, in both fostering access to legal and other resources, and challenging other norms.

Central to the discussion at this Forum will be a comparative survey of recent developments in online courts and tribunals, underscoring the central role of digital technologies in the ongoing evolution of legal systems and access to justice. These developments also reinforce the ‘maturation’ of ODR beyond what might have been seen as a digital variant of ADR.

To learn more, just visit the conference website.