[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2012)]
[Pages 1972-1973]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-490]



[Public Notice 7469]

U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private 
International Law (ACPIL)--Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Study Group 

    The Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal 
Adviser, Department of State, hereby gives notice that the ACPIL Online 
Dispute Resolution (ODR) Study Group will hold a public meeting on 
Friday, January 20, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The ACPIL ODR 
Study Group will meet to discuss the results of the

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November 2011 session of the UNCITRAL ODR Working Group as well as 
planning for the next session of that Working Group, scheduled for May 
28 through June 1, 2012 in New York City.
    The UNCITRAL ODR Working Group is charged with the development of 
legal instruments for resolving both business to business and business 
to consumer cross-border electronic commerce disputes. The Working 
Group has been considering, inter alia, ODR procedural rules for 
resolution of cross-border electronic commerce disputes.
    For the report of the first three sessions of the UNCITRAL ODR 
Working Group--December 13-17, 2010 in Vienna (A/CN.9/716); May 23-27, 
2011 in New York (A/CN.9/721); and November 14-18, 2011 in Vienna (A/
CN.9/739)--please follow the following link: http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/commission/working_groups/3Online_Dispute_Resolution.html
    Time and Place: The public meeting will take place at the Office of 
Private International Law, Department of State, Washington, DC in the 
second floor conference room, Room 240, State Annex 4, South Building, 
Navy Hill. Participants should appear by 9:30 a.m. at the 23rd and D 
Street, NW. gate to the Navy Hill compound, so that you can be escorted 
to the office. If you are unable to attend the public meeting and would 
like to participate from a remote location, teleconferencing will be 
    Public Participation: This study group meeting is open to the 
public, subject to the capacity of the meeting room. Access to the 
building is controlled; persons wishing to attend should contact Tricia 
Smeltzer or Niesha Toms of the Office of Private International Law at 
SmeltzerTK@state.gov or TomsNN@state.gov and provide your name, 
address, date of birth, citizenship, driver's license or passport 
number, email address, and mailing address to get admission into the 
meeting. Persons who cannot attend but who wish to comment are welcome 
to do so by email to Michael Dennis at DennisMJ@state.gov. A member of 
the public needing reasonable accommodation should advise those same 
contacts not later than January 13th. Requests made after that date 
will be considered, but might not be able to be fulfilled. If you are 
unable to attend the public meeting and you would like to participate 
by teleconferencing, please contact Tricia Smeltzer (202) 776-8423 or 
Niesha Toms at (202) 776-8420 to receive the conference call-in number 
and the relevant information.

    Dated: January 6, 2012.
Michael Dennis,
Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the 
Legal Adviser, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-490 Filed 1-11-12; 8:45 am]