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Tue, Oct 16, 2007

Second Life E-Justice Centre Video

In late July of 2007 the Portuguese Ministry of Justice launched a new E-Justice Centre in Second Life, the virtual online world now inhabited by some 8 million avatars. The Ministry of Justice developed the project in cooperation with the University of Aveiro and the Faculty of Law of the Lisbon New University. The centre provides mediation and arbitration services for avatars resident in Second Life, focusing on conflicts deriving from consumer relations and contracts signed between parties. Users of the centre can opt to resolve submitted disputes through the application of Portuguese law or through the use of specified impartiality criteria (pdf).

E-justice Centre island (here’s the Second Life location info) was created specifically for the E-Justice Centre, and the building (inspired by the Torre de BelĂ©m in Lisbon) was designed and created as a futuristic interpretation by the University of Aveiro’s Department of Communication and Art which already has a significant presence in Second Life.

For a closer look, check out this 9-minute YouTube video that provides a tour (signage is in Portuguese) of the impressive new online facility.

  

Posted by: Bill Warters on 2007 10 16 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  

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