Professor Dr. Pompeu Casanovas and Professor Dr. Immaculada Barral Viñals, have co-edited a special issue on “Legal XML and Online Dispute Resolution,” of Revista Democracia Digital e Governo Eletrônico, no. 10 (2014).
Here is a description of the issue, from the editors’ introductory essay:
[…] We have divided this edition into three parts: (y) Law, Governance and Technology; (ii) Legal XML in context; (iii) Crowdsourcing and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). […]
In the first part of the Section, we have grouped some articles focusing on the broader aspects of the relationship between law and technology […]
The second part of the Section focuses on eXtended Markup Language (XML) for law, or more concisely, Legal XML. This markup language is used to structure metadata of a document (author, content, origin …) and is complemented by the so-called XML-schema, a language which is a W3C standard since 2001 and used to express some constraints on the documents. […]
The third section, Mediation, ODR and Crowdsourcing, contain the largest body of papers. It is strictly related to the current state of the art. There are some recent collective contributions in this specific field, which reflect discussions at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and at the European Parliament […]
For more details, please see the issue.