During the week from 14 to 18 November at the UN Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, the Third Session of the UNCITRAL Working Group / Cross Border UNCITRAL Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) took place in Spanish, Dispute Resolution Electronics (RED) border, of which ILCE was honored to be invited to participate with observer status.
The delegation at the UN ILCE consisted of the Beloved Mary Arley Orduna, Director of the Center for Negotiation and Mediation, Faculty of Law, National University of Mexico (UNAM) and Rolando J. Hernández Ortega, Venezuelan lawyer, PhD in Law Mercantile Salamanca University, both two ODR experts and consultants for the Regional Program Dispute Resolution Electronics ILCE, directed Szlak Gabriela from Argentina.
During the sessions at the UN articulated a draft document on Rules of Procedure for Electronic Dispute Resolution border commercial transactions was discussed.
You can consult the provisional Regulation which was discussed in the sessions here .
ILCE, believing that the particularities of our region must be taken into account, has been participating in the debate about the need to create appropriate frameworks for equitable and efficient processing of large volumes of low-value cross-border disputes, which come the increasing use of electronic commerce that crosses borders.
One of the proposals made by the ILCE and was submitted for consideration, was to create a code of conduct agreed internationally to establish the principles and best practices that should govern the activity of neutral work resolving disputes in the online context, such such as fairness.
ILCE Delegation in UNCITRAL ODR expert and the Spanish delegation and member of the Board of eConfianza ILCE, Aura Esther Vilalta
"The continued and committed participation as an expert observer ILCE the UNCITRAL Working Group ILCE allows access first-hand information about the progress of the subject across borders and also provide a regional perspective on specialized subjects, that adds value to match. We stress once again, as we have done in various forums and conferences, more active participation and professionals specialized in the subject of the delegations of our region with voting UNCITRAL is essential because the texts that it arrives, could have an impact for the region, both entrepreneurial and consumers who use the Internet to purchase goods and services. "said Director at RED (Electronics Dispute Resolution) ILCE, Gabriela Szlak, who recalled the ILCE from October this year is implementing the first pilot experience of the Regional Programme RED under the Regional Programme eConfianza , where he attends as neutral buyers and sellers third parties, so they can resolve satisfactorily any inconvenience is generated during a process of online purchase. During 2012 the initial findings of this first pilot project in Argentina will be presented, with outreach to various countries, such as Spain, Mexico and Colombia, among others.
As for the meeting of the UNCITRAL Working Group, it is interesting to mention that this time took about 45 state delegations and the European Union and two observers from International NGOs: the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Ministry of Integration Economic Central (SIEC) -
Furthermore, experts also participated as observers, non-governmental international organizations, among others, the following:
Latin American Institute for Electronic Commerce (ILCE), Center for International Legal Education (CILE), Centre de Recherche in Droit Public (CRDP), Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators (CIARB), Construction Industry Arbitration Council, India (CIAC), Electronic Consumer Dispute Resolution (ECODIR), European Law Students' Association (ELSA), Institute of Commercial Law (Penn State Dickinson School of Law), Institute of Law and Technology (Masaryk University), Internet Bar Organization (IBO), International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (VIAC), Moot Alumni Association (MAA), New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).
Reference Material on the subject:
Relevant documents on RED / UNCITRAL ODR / UNCITRAL, in Spanish, here
End of the session from WGIII from 14 to 18 November in Vienna Report, in English, here
Video of the International Symposium on RED / ODR, organized by the ILCE here
Webinar on Electronic Dispute Resolution (Days World Internet Day 2011), here
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