2009 WORKSHOP ON ADR/ODRS
BARCELONA, SPAIN, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
PROGRAMME AND CONTRIBUTIONS
 
8.45 am.    Submission of credentials
9.00 am.    Inauguration
Presentation and welcome

Pere Fabra Abat. Vice Rector, Academic Organisation, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC).
Pietro Burrascano. Vice Rector, University of Perugia, Italy.
Elena Lauroba Lacasa. General Director of Law and Legal Entities. Department of Justice, Government of Catalonia.

Inaugural Lectures
The State of Justice Today: Prospects

Ethan Katsh, PhD. Full University Profesor. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Director of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution (NCTDR).

Colin Rule. Director of Online Dispute Resolution for eBay and PayPal.

Pedro Yfera. Dean of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB). Presentation. (Spa.)

Jess De Alfonso. President of the Barcelona Court of Arbitration (TAB).

Presented by:

Eduard Vinyamata. Doctor. Director of Studies, Master's Degree in Conflict Resolution, UOC.

Aura Esther Vilalta. Doctor. Professor of the Studies of Law and Political Science, UOC.
Legal Framework and Harmonization of Online Disputes Resolution Methods


10.45 am.    First Working Session. ADR/ODRs: taxonomies and standards

Chaired and concluded by: Ramn Herrera Campos. Full University Professor of Civil Law, University of Almeria.

Lucia Ruggeri. Doctor. Professor of Civil Law, University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy.
ADRs and ODRs and their taxonomy. Identifying traits. (Ita.)

Pablo Corts. Doctor. Lecturer, University of Leicester, UK.
Standards for the accreditation of suppliers of ODR in the EU.

Andrea Buti. Attorney and facilitator. Specialist in Civil Law and University Lecturer, University of Camerino.
Identification of parties, verification and liability for actions in ODR systems. [PowerPoint] - [.doc]

Graham Ross. Founder and Director of TheMediationRoom. Member of the United Nations ODR panel of experts.
Building trust online: How to adapt mediation and negotiation techniques to the virtual environment.

Noon    Coffee break

12.30 pm.    Second Working Session. ADR/ODRs: principles

Chaired and concluded by: Ramn Casas Valls. Doctor. University Professor of Civil Law, University of Barcelona.

Josep M Tamarit Sumalla. Doctor. Full University Professor of Criminal Law, University of Lleida.
The autonomy of the will and criminal restorative justice. Scope

Ramon Mullerat. Ex-president of the Council of Bars & Law Societies of Europe and founder member of the Internet Bar Board (USA).
The independence from the "IBA Guidelines on conflicts of interest in international arbitration 2004". Treatment by the internationals courts

Isabel Viola. Doctor. University Professor of Civil Law, University of Barcelona.
The principle of confidentiality in ADR/ODRs (Spa.)

Ramn Herrera de las Heras. Doctor. Professor of Civil Law, University of Almeria.
The autonomy of the will and dispositive law

Felisa Mara Corvo Lpez. Doctor. Professor of Civil Law, University of Salamanca.
The extent of the duty of confidentiality within family mediation (Spa.)

02.30 pm.    Lunch

04.00 pm.    Third Working Session. ADR/ODRs and the Administration of Justice

Chaired and concluded by: Agustn Luna Serrano. Full University Professor of Civil Law, Ramon Llull University (ESADE).

Jose Antonio Cobacho. Full University profesor of Civil Law. Rector, University of Murcia.

Domingo Bello Janeiro. Doctor. Full University Professor of Civil Law, University of A Corua.
International instruments for international arbitration, conciliation and mediation. State-wide recognition of results (Spa.).

Orna Rabinovich. PhD. Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa, Israel.
Improving accountability and learning to solve disputes through technology.

Marta Poblet. Doctor. Professor of Law Sociology, Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Interoperability of ADR/ODRs with the Courts. Current status and estimates. [PowerPoint] - [.doc (Spa.)]

Pablo Noriega. Doctor. Researcher with the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) belonging to the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
The virtual environment and elements of strictness, reliability and legality to support executive actions

John Zelewnikow. Professor, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
(Video conference)

05.30 pm    Coffee break

06.00 pm    Fourth Working Session (Panel A). ADR/ODRs and consumers

Chaired and concluded by: Carles Maluquer de Motes. Doctor. Full University Professor of Civil Law, University of Barcelona.

Lorenzo Mezzasoma. Doctor. Professor of Civil Law, University of Perugia, Italy. Chair of the Centre of Law Studies on Consumer Rights.
Peculiarities of consumer protection

Francesco Rizzo. Doctor. Professor of Civil Law, University of Camerino, Italy.
The consumer's access to the justice system: The class action

M Jos Cazorla. Doctor. University Professor of Civil Law, University of Almeria.
Mediation in consumer affairs arbitration (Spa.)

Inmaculada Barral. University Professor, University of Barcelona.
ODR and consumer affairs: small claims. [PowerPoint (Spa.)] - [.doc (Spa.)]



Rosa M Prez Martell. Doctor. University Professor of Procedural Law, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Disputes in the online purchase of tourism products and ADR/ODRs: accommodation and transport.

06.00 pm    Fourth Working Session (Panel B): ADR/ODRs in Action: Areas under Development

Chaired and concluded by: Vito Rizzo. Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Perugia, Italy.

Irene Sigismondi. Research Assistant, Sapienza University, Rome.
Regulatory panorama of ADR/ODR in Italy and prospects

Chittu Nagarajan. Directo of ODRWorld.com and ODRIndia.com.
ODRs in Asia. The India's experience

Zbynek Loebl. Manager at the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC).
Consumer disputes relating to on line transactions within the European Union. The ADR.EU center

Salil Mehra. PhD. Professor, Temple University School of Law.
Wikipedia's experience. Large-scale social production and online resolution system

Luisa Vicedo Caada. Doctor. Professor, Cardenal Herrera University-CEU, Valencia.
The relevance of the autonomy of the will in labour relations

Alberto Elisavetsky. Professor, National University of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Present and future of new technologies applied to conflict resolution in Latin America (Spa.)
(Video conference)

07.00 pm    Closure

Dr. Agust Cerrillo. Director, Law Department, UOC.
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