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InternetBar.org Institute, Inc.

Houston, United States
Joined November 2017

Our mission to help eradicate poverty is met by erasing rule of law deficit in developing countries through the use of technology to create access to justice and peaceful economic development.



Presence in: United States
Focus: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

Our mission to help eradicate poverty is met by erasing rule of law deficit in developing countries through the use of technology to create access to justice and peaceful economic development.  We assist in creating tech platforms accessible both to those within developing countries where we work and to global markets. This process nurtures an interconnected global network where the developing country participants play the leading role in establishing norms.

By nurturing the creation of global markets which are driven by developing world participants, our projects foster respect for the rule of law in places where markets and rule of law institutions are lacking.  We use online music competitions to provide the incentives to use digital tools and to attend workshops on laws to protect property rights and create enforceable contracts and use online dispute resolution.  By linking the governed to a private system where all can make and enforce laws, we are teaching developing world participants to become stakeholders in a system of enforceable rights and predictable and equally applicable rules based on norms.These norms spawn the creation of a private justice system as they are first used on mobile devices to engage in global commerce.

Our music project, PeaceTones, was started in 2008 (www.peacetones.org);  our legal aid access to justice project was started in 2011 (www.techforjustice.org).

People Associated With This Organization

Jeffrey Aresty

United States  
InternetBar.org Institute, Inc.
Joined November 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice
Twelve years ago, I organized the nonprofit, InternetBar.org Institute, Inc. to make technology work for justice. Since then, we have empowered populations around the world using technology both to make law accessible to underserved populations and to help these same populations access global markets. We have run music contests in Haiti and Kenya, starting face to face and then moving them online (www.peacetones.org) as well as assisting other musicians in Brazil, Sierra Leone and the US to build a movement: The World United in Song. We have also run hackathons in the US with legal aid organizations to help them access open source 'hacker' communities who have built technology tools to help prevent domestic violence, fraud against elders, and assist veterans get justice in many ways. By joining the network, I would like to find kindred spirits to work on the newest blockchain tools, expand our own legal empowerment network which supports our music community, and support others.
Jeffrey Aresty is the network champion (main point of contact) for InternetBar.org Institute, Inc..

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