Dates: 28 March 2022 (Monday) to 1 April 2022 (Friday)
Venue: UN Headquarters, New York and online
Time: 11:00 – 13:00 ; 15:00 – 17:00 New York time (Eastern Daylight Time)
At its fifty-fourth session, the Commission requested the secretariat to organize a colloquium during the seventy-fifth session of Working Group II to explore the legal issues relating to dispute resolution in the digital economy and to identify the scope and nature of possible legislative work. The Commission also requested that the desirability and feasibility of work on adjudication be discussed during the colloquium.
The UNCITRAL Colloquium on Possible Future Work on Dispute Settlement aims to assist the Commission in making an informed decision on the desirability and feasibility of future legislative work in the area of dispute settlement at its fifty-fifth session in 2022. The Colloquium will mainly touch upon the following topics:
- Developments in dispute resolution in the digital economy
- Online platforms for dispute resolution
- Technology-related dispute resolution
The first two days of the Colloquium will be dedicated to developments in dispute resolution in the digital economy and online dispute resolution platforms. The following two days will be devoted to technology-related dispute resolution and adjudication. The last day is currently reserved for any additional discussion, including on other proposals for future work. A round table discussion will also take place, where a summary of the deliberations during the first four days would be provided.
Participation in the Colloquium is open to (i) delegates nominated by States and invited international organizations for the 75th session of Working Group II; (ii) experts invited by the secretariat and (iii) other interested individuals. If you are an individual interested in participating in the Colloquium, please register using the form below.
Registration form (Registration is closed)
Please note that in-person participation is limited to a small number of State representatives, which may be further restricted depending on the measures in place at the UN Headquarters. Interpretation will be provided in the six official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). Logistical details including the access information to the online platform will be communicated to registered participants in due course.
- Letter from the Chair of Working Group II
- A/76/17 – Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law fifty-fourth session
- A/CN.9/1064/Add.4 – Legal issues related to the digital economy – dispute resolution in the digital economy
- A/CN.9/WG.II/WP.221 – Annotated provisional agenda
- A/CN.9/WG.II/WP.222 – Stocktaking of Developments in Dispute Resolution in the Digital Economy: Submission by the Government of Japan
- A/CN.9/WG.II/WP.223 – Access to Justice and the Role of Online Dispute Resolution: Submission from Inclusive Global Legal Innovation Platform on Online Dispute Resolution
- A/CN.9/WG.II/WP.224 – Draft Provisions for Technology-related Dispute Resolution
- A/CN.9/WG.II/WP.225 – Settlement of Commercial Disputes: Adjudication