2019-04-01 – 2024-03-31
2,990千円 (直接経費: 2,300千円、間接経費: 690千円)
2021年度: 1,560千円 (直接経費: 1,200千円、間接経費: 360千円)
2020年度: 780千円 (直接経費: 600千円、間接経費: 180千円)
2019年度: 650千円 (直接経費: 500千円、間接経費: 150千円)
|ODR / ADR / EU Law / Comparative Law / Mediation / Dispute Resolution / Consumer Law / Cross-Border ADR
ODRs (Online Dispute Resolution) allow for a very practical and effective form of dispute management, especially when consumers are involved. However, their success largely depends on a good legislation (which must also consider interaction with other ADR and court litigation); widespread information about its availability; and simple, user-friendly technology. This research will study the impact of ODR in Europe in order to identify the most successfull examples and provide guidance for legislation and best practices in the field.
In FY2022 the research confirmed the findings about the importance of user-friendliness of ODR procedures. Also, it expanded the analysis on a) the difficulties of creating legislation which could be acceptable to all the relevant stakeholders and b) a substantial different approach between civil law (especially in the EU) and common law jurisdictions (especially the US). The EU seems less concerned with the merits of ODR from a technical perspective, and focuses on using them to keep disputes out of the court system. The US tend to study more in detail the structure of the procedure, and stressed the merits of ODR in itself. FY2022 was used to consolidate the research results, and to disseminate them among a selected group of scholars and practictioners, expecially some with connections with policy makers.The highlight were an invited lecture at the JAA Research Division, as well as the organization of the UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day 2022 and a special lecture.
Unfortunately, while international travelling became again possible in 2022, the backlog of events made a bit difficult to fully take advantage of this possibility. However, as for 2021, I was able to carry out activities thanks to the use of technology and because of an established research network.
I intend to use FY2023 to fully disseminate the results of my research.
Now that international and domestic academic events resumed in full, I will employ FY2023 to make sure that my research results will be disseminated the maximum possible extent, in order to obtain the impact desidered from the inception of the research.