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The Rule of Law in the technological age

Date: 28 October 2020

Time: 09.00-10.30 (UK) 10.00-11.30 (CET)

Venue: Online

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Event Details

We are living in an age of profound technological advancements, where artificial intelligence (AI) - the development of systems that simulate human intelligence - has increasing opportunities and the capacity to transform our public services, the economy, and areas such as medicine and education.

This event co-organised by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, re:constitution and RECONNECT will bring together leading experts from both academia and practice to discuss a series of important questions: 

  • What are the ethical boundaries to AI systems, which would shape the kind of society we want to live in? 
  • Are existing legal frameworks fit for purpose in the context of AI, and what are the legal boundaries to AI systems? 
  • What challenges and transformations are triggered by technological progress in relation to the Rule of Law and access to justice? 
  • How does scientific complexity and the increasing reliance on non-legal expertise and on private actors affect the nature of law-making and enforcement, including the task of judicial control and human rights protection?


  •  Murray Hunt, Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law


  • Dr. Julinda Beqiraj, Maurice Wohl Senior Research Fellow in European Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law


  • Dr. Dory Reiling, retired senior judge and IT expert , Amsterdam District Court
    "Can AI support judicial quality and efficiency?"
  • Merethe Eckhardt, Director of Development, Danish Court Administration
    "The CEPEJ Ethical Charter on Artificial Intelligence"
  • Prof. Mark Findlay, Director, Centre for AI and Data Governance, Singapore Management University 
    "Rule of Law, Legitimacy and Effective COVID-19 Control Technologies"
  • Dr. Tatjana Evas, Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS), Secretariat of the European Parliament
    "The EU regime for AI: From ethics to civil liability"  

View the biographies of the speakers 

Event convened by Dr Julinda Beqiraj, Maurice Wohl Senior Research Fellow in European Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.

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Recording of the event



CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


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