ODR Scheme

Online courts in EU are still a new and evolving phenomenon. One of the crucial challenges is the development of comprehensive data driven processes, able to substantially contribute to time and cost efficiency. Although data-driven processes have always included preparing and implementing standard data formats and e-justice processes, the gradual introduction of AI-related modules requires additional efforts to adapt data flows, data structures and data sets. So far there have been only limited attempts to formalize e-justice processes and data structures internationally. 

Our project aims at filling this void, preparing an open specification of standard civil judicial procedures and additional Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) procedures (e.g. mediation or arbitration). Such open specification will be freely available for all those who will design, develop and manage future easily interconnectable multi-lingual e-justice systems.

Our general goal in this project is to prepare E-Justice ODR Scheme as a digital tool which will facilitate access to justice for people, especially vulnerable persons (people with low income, low education, old people who rarely use internet or people with other vulnerabilities).

Rules and code identifiers for cross-domain data exchange for the future data sharing between e-justice systems and systems from other areas than justice.

Description of e-justice processes, subprocesses, steps and their variants up to the level of user interface elements.
List of code identifiers corresponding to and identifying the procedures and steps.
Set of flexible data structures, data sets and process data flows for the purposes of implementing ethical data-driven processes and machine learning.

E-Justice ODR Scheme will implement the principles of the European strategy for data.
The project will empower all members of society assisting them to easily and swiftly resolve disputes.

The project will be present with a one-day workshop at the 19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law. The workshop on “Online Dispute Resolution for E-Justice” will be one of the parallel events of the ICAIL 2023, and will be held on Monday, June 19th at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.  See more in the provisional agenda.

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the different layers of existing and potential ODR /e-justice systems to provide a broad theoretical, comparative and practical outlook on the subject. See more in the call for papers.


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