Working Groups


Working Group 1: Conflict Prevention

The WG1 team will focus on exploring technical means of conflict prevention. Within the framework of this project, prevention is understood as any technical means enabling actors to prevent the occurrence of conflict.

In this context, these means give the actors a certain autonomy. Think, for example, of predictive algorithms which claim to predict the outcome of a conflict for the litigant (subproject 1) or the practitioner (subproject 2). One can also think of the use of Blockchain to ensure the self-execution of an smart contract (subproject 4).



Working Group 2:  Conflict Resolution

WG2 will study the technological tools that related to conflict resolution, whether judicial (courts of law, such as the Court of Québec), administrative (administrative tribunals, such as the Administrative Tribunal of Québec) or extra-judicial (mediation, arbitration, etc.).

It includes the technical means made available to judicial actors, providing them a margin of autonomy and discretion in the handling and management of their conflicts. Examples include the automated forms for drafting a judicial procedure document for the litigant (subproject 8) or the judge (subproject 10).

These conflicts can be addressed within the traditional judicial environment, namely the courts of justice and in so doing lead to a redistribution of the role of judicial actors (subproject 7). They can also be dealt with by administrative tribunals or referred to alternative means of dispute resolution promoting the use of technologies (subprojects 5 and 6).




Working Group 3: Governance and policies

This working group of a methodological nature will focus on the transversal concerns common to the first two axes. It will include, for example, workshops on ethical issues (subproject 13) or safety issues (subproject 14), which are involved in the empowerment processes involved in conflict prevention or resolution.

Particular attention will also have to be paid to the tools that emancipate citizens, notably because they  are subject to specific vulnerabilities (subproject 11).


This content has been updated on 3 September 2020 at 14 h 59 min.