Karim Benyekhlef has been a professor in the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal since 1989, and since 1990 he has been seconded to the Centre de recherche en droit public, of which he has been the Director since 2006. A member of the Quebec Bar since 1985, he practiced in the federal Department of Justice from 1986 to 1989. His areas of teaching and research are information technology law, constitutional law (human rights and freedoms),international law, and legal theory and history. In 1995, Prof. Benyekhkef founded the electronic law journal Lex Electronica and is also the originator of one of the first on-line dispute resolution projects (the Cyber Tribunal project, 1996-1999, eResolution, 1999-2001, and ECODIR project, 2000-: He is the director of the Cyberjustice Laboratory.
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ODR and the Courts
Whilst acknowledging that ODR assumes two roles as a competing and complementing
system to state courts, our focus in the following pages shall be exclusively directed to the
complementary role of ODR, and to the development of court annexed ODR schemes.
Accordingly, we shall commence by providing an overview of how states have started to
incorporate ODR into the legal process, and then proceed to shed light on possible
future paths for state-run ODR systems.
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