Today on Quantum Vibe: How arbiters work
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The Transcript For This Page
Back to full panel of Bok, with the Las Notícias Indelicadas graphic behind him.
Bok: Before we return to the Arb, I've received a few questions from viewers who are not familiar with the justice system here in Bubbleopolis, which I'd like to answer.
Bok: The first is: 'If the arbiters already have the evidence, why have a formal hearing like this?'
Bok: Well, in fact many disputes are settled without the parties facing each other in hearings.
Diagram illustrates Bok's words:
Bok: In most cases when person has a beef with another, he'll complain to his assurance agency, who will contact the other person's assurance agency, and they'll set up an arbitration to settle the matter quietly. Because it's more profitable than going to war.
Bok: The parties submit their evidence, and the arbiters can respond with questions in writing, to which the parties can also respond in writing, until the arbiters are satisfied they have enough information to render a decision.
Another diagram illustrates Bok's words..
Bok: But this case involves some very high-profile figures who have engaged in a rather shocking, by our standards, level of open combat.
Bok: The public is already interested, and people here have learned by experience that the best way to sort these things out is via a formal hearing, which literally everyone can view and consider.
Bok: When people can see that justice is being done, they have more confidence in the justice system, and this boosts everyone's sense of trust and safety.
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