Alternative dispute resolution procedures using information technologies: legal regulation in the European Union and the USA

  • Minas Arakelian Department of International and European Law, National University “Odessa Law Academy”, Odessa, Ukraine. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9361-5826
  • Olga Ivanchenko Department of General Theoretical Jurisprudence,  National University “Odessa Law Academy”, Odessa, Ukraine. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2676-7798
  • Oleg Todoshchak Department of Administrative and Financial Law, National University “Odessa Law Academy”, Odessa, Ukraine.  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1147-1567
Keywords: Online dispute resolution, alternative dispute resolution procedures, international practice, protection of rights, extrajudicial order, mediation.

Abstract

The article is devoted to the research of legal issues of protection of the violated rights, determination of the effectiveness of the mechanism of ensuring the rights, investigation of alternative ways of protection of rights, analysis of the functioning of ODR platforms and prospects of their functioning. The article notes that with the widespread use of the Internet, legal institutions are changing, especially with regard to dispute resolution. The emergence of e-commerce has led to the emergence of online dispute resolution platforms that are already in use on all continents. The e-commerce market in Ukraine and in the world is gaining momentum, so Ukraine's desire for closer interaction with EU Member States and integration into the common market necessitates a detailed study of the experience of the EU and foreign countries to introduce the most effective and advanced mechanisms for securing the rights of e-commerce participants. The study concludes that it is advisable to use online dispute resolution (ODR) procedures, which are a cross-border alternative dispute resolution, as a fast and versatile way to resolve disputes, as a substitute for the ineffective existing forms of IPR protection. Based on the analysis of the existence of alternative dispute resolution methods, it is established that online dispute resolution due to its specific legal nature is an independent way of resolving disputes.

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Author Biographies

Minas Arakelian, Department of International and European Law, National University “Odessa Law Academy”, Odessa, Ukraine.

Doctor of Law, Professor, Head of the Department of International and European Law, National University “Odessa Law Academy”, Odessa, Ukraine.

Olga Ivanchenko, Department of General Theoretical Jurisprudence,  National University “Odessa Law Academy”, Odessa, Ukraine.

PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of General Theoretical Jurisprudence,  National University “Odessa Law Academy”, Odessa, Ukraine.

Oleg Todoshchak, Department of Administrative and Financial Law, National University “Odessa Law Academy”, Odessa, Ukraine. 

PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Administrative and Financial Law, National University “Odessa Law Academy”, Odessa, Ukraine. 

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Published
2020-02-21
How to Cite
Arakelian, M., Ivanchenko, O., & Todoshchak, O. (2020). Alternative dispute resolution procedures using information technologies: legal regulation in the European Union and the USA. Amazonia Investiga, 9(26), 60-67. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2020.26.02.6
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