Dear friends and colleagues,
The Council of Europe –which has the European Court of Human Rights covering 47 member countries, including the EU, Rusia and Turkey– issued yesterday Guidelines (and an Explanatory Memorandum) for the use of ODR in civil and administrative court proceedings. Here is the link https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/online-dispute-resolution-in-civil-and-administrative-court-proceedings-new-guidelines
And their blurb: These guidelines, prepared by the European Committee on Legal Co-operation, provide member states with guidance in relation to fair procedure (access to justice, equality of arms, evidence, effective proceedings, delivery of the decision, right to a reasoned decision, enforcement of the decision, right to judicial review in cases involving purely automated decisions), transparency in the use of ODR and requirements for hearings, as well as special issues related to the ICT nature of ODR techniques (cybersecurity and human rights protection, including personal data protection).
I hope you have a nice weekend.
With best wishes,
Professor of Law
Chair in Civil Justice
Leicester Law School,
University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK