Online Research Seminar Series
AI and Law
Internet courts and online dispute resolution in China
Speaker: Wen Xiang, associate professor, University of Copenhagen
Time: Thursday, 12 May 2022, 10:00 AM CET
Digitalization of courts and online dispute resolution have been developed actively in recent years in China. Generally, digitalization of courts includes the establishment of internet courts in Hangzhou, Beijing and Guangzhou since 2017. It also includes digital transformation of judicial institutions and litigation services, such as case-filing, court trial, execution, service and preservation can be carried out online to a certain degree, with the help of modern technology like big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and high-tech equipment. Digitalization of courts is considered to help to improve judicial efficiency, contribute to judicial disclosures, provide convenience for people and to establish judicial big data. However, lack of consistent guidelines might undermine the application of digital means in the judiciary.
This research is to investigate the progress made so far with regard to internet courts and online dispute resolution in China and to analyze the opportunities and challenges during the digitalized process of Chinese courts and online dispute resolution.
The seminar will be broadcasted via Zoom application. Participation is subject to prior registration. The Zoom link of the event will be sent to registered participants via email.
The event was supported by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology NRDI Office within the framework of the FK_21 Young Researcher Excellence Program (138965) and the Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory Program.