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Anuj Puri

Anuj Puri has joined the Bingham Centre as Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law. His research focuses on the ethics and regulation of artificial intelligence (AI). Anuj has published on various topics including the moral status of algorithms, the existential role of rights, and the role of law in creation of meaning. Anuj completed his LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law, graduating as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and was awarded the…

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Irene Pietropaoli

Biography Dr Irene Pietropaoli is a Research Leader in Business and Human Rights and joined BIICL in October 2018. She conducts research on corporate human rights due diligence, other aspects of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights, and legislation on modern slavery in supply chain. Irene is also leading BIICL's work on Artificial Intelligence  and its links with business and human rights. Prior to joining BIICL, Irene worked with international organisations…

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Liza Lovdahl Gormsen

Biography Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen joined BIICL on 1 September 2014 as a Senior Research Fellow and the director of the Competition Law Forum. Her role at BIICL is to lead the Competition Law Forum, host events for its members and get the Forum involved in national and international competition policy debates and be engaged in competition law research. Liza is a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network, appointed by the UK Competition and Markets Authority. She is a…

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David Llewelyn

Biography Professor David Llewelyn joined BIICL as Honorary Senior Fellow in 2020. Professor Llewelyn is a Professor of Law at King's College London and a partner and Head of Intellectual Property at international law firm White & Case in its London office. He is also External Director of the IP Academy Singapore and Honorary Professor in Intellectual Property Law at Hong Kong University. After a period as a NATO Fellow in 1979, Professor Llewelyn spent nearly two years as a Research…

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Mark Findlay

Biography  Mark Findlay is the author of 29 monographs and collections and over 150 refereed articles and book chapters.  He has held Chairs in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, England and Ireland.  At the University of the South Pacific he was the Foundation Professor of Law and established the Law School in Vanuatu.  For over 20 years he was at the University of Sydney as the Chair in Criminal Justice, the Director of the Institute of Criminology and acting as Head of…

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Convergence and divergence in global data protection law

EVENTS Convergence and divergence in global data protection law (online) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by    Event Details There is strong evidence for a growing convergence in the world's data protection laws. Significant new data protection legislation has recently been adopted…

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Convergence and divergence in global data protection law (in person)

EVENTS Convergence and divergence in global data protection law (in person) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by     Event Details There is strong evidence for a growing convergence in the world's data protection laws. Significant new data protection legislation has recently been adopted…

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Short Course: Trade Marks and Designs

EVENTS Short Course: Trade Marks and Designs Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This virtual course provides participants with an understanding of the main principles and rules governing trade mark and design law at the international, regional (European Union), and national level.…

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Law and Change: Social Media

EVENTS Law and Change: Social Media Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is collaborating with the Center for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG) of the Singapore Management University on a series of webinars on 'Law…

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Short Course: Copyright and Data

EVENTS Short Course: Copyright and Data Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This online course provides participants with an understanding of the main principles and rules governing copyright law at the international, regional (European Union), and national level. It also allows them…

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Study on the Rome II Regulation Published

Publication of the European Commission Study on the Rome II Regulation We are pleased to announce that the Study on the Rome II Regulation (EC) 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations has now been published by the European Commission. BIICL (in consortium with Civic Consulting ) was selected by the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers) to conduct the Study supporting the preparation of a report on the application of the Rome II Regulation on the law applicable…

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Study on the Rome II Regulation (EC) 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations

Study on the Rome II Regulation (EC) 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations In reply to the EU Commission's Request for service number JUST/2019/JCOO/FW/CIVI/0167, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in consortium with Civic Consulting  carried out a Study to support the preparation of a report on the application of Regulation (EC) No. 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations ("Rome II Regulation"), hereafter,…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI), Trade, and the Rule of Law

EVENTS Artificial Intelligence (AI), Trade, and the Rule of Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    The Asia-Pacific Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA) conference 2021 We have been captivated by Alpha-Go, experiencing driverless cars, considered smart contracts, tempted by crypto currencies,…

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The Asia-Pacific Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA) Conference 2021 Call for Papers

Call for Papers The Asia-Pacific Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA) Conference 2021 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Introduction The Asia-Pacific Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA) was founded by 18 prestigious law schools and legal research institutions cross the Asia-Pacific and Europe in 2019.…

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Data for investor action on modern slavery

Report laying groundwork for developing data solutions for investors to help address modern slavery. This report, entitled Data for Investor Action on Modern Slavery: A Landscape Analysis, was developed by Florian Ostmann and Alex Harris from the Alan Turing Institute and Nyasha Weinberg, Irene Pietropaoli and Lise Smit from the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. The outputs of the project include a full report, brief Research Summary and a catalogue of data resources on modern slavery…

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Data for Investor action on Modern Slavery

EVENTS Data for investor action on modern slavery Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details There is increasing recognition of the important role of investors when it comes to addressing modern slavery risks in business supply chains and the private sector more generally. Investors' information needs…

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Damages Claims for Mass Data Breaches: Uk and European Perspectives

EVENTS Damages Claims for Mass Data Breaches: UK and European Perspectives Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Event Details In light of the recent hearing before the UK Supreme Court in the case of Lloyd v Google, this event will look across the Channel in order to assess the developing European…

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Contesting automated decision making in legal practice: Views from practitioners and researchers

Rapid summary report from an expert workshop: 'Contesting AI Explanations in the UK', 6 May 2021       Authors: King's College London and BIICL Is UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) policy too speculative? Have we underestimated relevant tech change as something generating legal problems now, rather than ethical dilemmas in the future? King's College London's Dickson Poon School of Law and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) have been collaborating…

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PLF Event: Applying Product Liability rules to online platforms

EVENTS PLF Event: Applying Product Liability rules to online platforms Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This seminar will examine this topical theme by reviewing the emerging US case law finding platforms / online marketplaces strictly liable in products cases (such as the Bolger…

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Swiss-UK Bilateral Relations outside EU Membership

EVENTS Swiss-UK Bilateral Relations outside EU Membership Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Brexit has led to a new triangle of legal relations in Europe outside of EU membership: UK-EU; Swiss-EU; and UK-Swiss. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. After 47 years of a…

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Part 1: The Great Vaccination Passports Debate: “ID Cards on Steroids” or the Rational Way Forward?

This is a two-part blog series. In Part 1, Prof. Lilian Edwards discusses if there is a case for vaccine passports at all. In Part 2, Dr. Irene Pietrapaoli discusses the legal and practical detail of such schemes if it is decided to proceed. The UK Government recently consulted on setting up a "COVID-Status certification scheme" (CSCS), looking "to consider the ethical, equalities, privacy, legal and operational aspects of a potential certification scheme, and what limits, if any, should…

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Part 2: Getting Digital Health Passports Right? Legal, Ethical and Equality Considerations

This is a two-part blog series. In Part 1 Prof. Lilian Edwards discusses if there is a case for vaccine passports at all. In Part 2, Dr. Irene Pietrapaoli discusses the legal and practical detail of such schemes if it is decided to proceed. The UK Government has just closed a public consultation on a 'COVID-Status certification scheme' (CSCS). We submitted our response where we make the following arguments. The Government should consider before commissioning new technologies…

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Is the definition of a Gatekeeper in the DMA the right one?

EVENTS Is the definition of a Gatekeeper in the DMA the right one? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details With the internet revolution and the growing impact of the digital economy, we have seen the decline of some gatekeepers and the rise of other gatekeepers. With the forthcoming DMA…

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Contesting AI Explanations in the UK

EVENTS Contesting AI explanations in the UK Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by BIICL and Event Details Legal explanations of artificial intelligence (AI) are shaping its future. The General Data Protection Regulation includes a 'right to explanation' that secures a limited opening of the algorithmic…

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Views across the channel on digital regulation

As the slogan 'get Brexit done' became somehow a -forced- reality on January 1st, it is tempting and timely to comment on three themes, having chosen three out of many, on two recent developments: The proposal for a Digital Markets Act (DMA) in the European Union (EU) and the recommendations issued by the Digital Markets Taskforce (DMT recommendations) in the United Kingdom (UK). As a general overview, the proposal for a DMA seems to show that the European Commission (Commission) is trying…

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Sensible Tech Regulation in the UK

EVENTS Sensible Tech Regulation in the UK Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details This webinar considers the regulatory tech landscape in the UK. Where are we coming from and where we are going to? The European Digital Services Act package is due out in December, but UK tech regulation…

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Making a case for Digital Utilities

Oscar Wilde once said that 'as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all'. Notions from the past may be viewed as outdated from the perspective of a new generation. Understandings evolve for different reasons, among others, fuelled by rapid technological changes and the fundamental importance of innovation in the case of the digital economy. This may be the case of the utilities sector traditionally understood as telecoms, gas, electricity, transportation, postal…

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AI & Data Worlds Events and publications

AI & Data Worlds Events and Publications  AI and Data worlds Activities The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has a wide ranging programme of events and publications many of which examine the key issues around the use of AI and consider its  implications. Events  09 October 2017 Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the Rule of Law  18 May 2020 COVID-19, Artificial Intelligence and Data Governance:…

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Breathing Space - Guidelines for the resolution of disputes in the 2020 pandemic

EVENTS Breathing Space - Guidelines for the resolution of disputes in the 2020 pandemic Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details BIICL's "Breathing Space" series considers how the legal and business communities might respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to foster economic recovery.…

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Sensible Tech Regulation in the EU

EVENTS Sensible Tech Regulation in the EU Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The discussion is no longer focusing on whether or not Europe should have regulation relating to the functioning of online markets, but rather what is it going to look like. The European Commission is grouping…

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Cool Britannia: On the UK’s pragmatic approach to regulate Big Tech

(i) The UK and regulatory pragmatism Cool Britannia is not exactly in vogue nowadays. There may be, however, reasons to be optimistic about a potential cool approach taken by the British authorities on digital regulation. The traditional pragmatism perhaps intrinsically linked to the British common law legal system may reflect a different stance on markets requiring some form of State intervention in the form of regulation but at the same time a degree of flexibility. This could be the case…

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Sensible Tech Regulation in the EU

This blog discusses the ongoing deliberations surrounding the EU Digital Services Act ('DSA') and Digital Markets Act ('DMA') and the implications for innovation following the initiatives from the European Commission (the 'Commission'). This goes to the core of the tensions we are trying to address in thinking about a regulatory system. These regulatory initiatives and impact on innovation were debated during two round table discussion hosted on 13 October and 5 November 2020 with speakers…

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The Rule of Law in the technological age

EVENTS The Rule of Law in the technological age Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with:      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…

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Trade, Tech, and Artificial Intelligence: Exporting British Values?

EVENTS Trade, Tech, and Artificial Intelligence: Exporting British Values? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in conjunction with  Event details The UK industrial strategy sets out grand challenges to put UK business at the forefront of the industries of the future. It has set Artificial Intelligence…

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Reimagining Environmental Law 18 August 2020

Market-Based Instruments and Green Economy     Making polluters stop their pollution Environmental law presently reflects the data-constrained mid-20th century world and thus relies heavily on pollution control mandates rather than economic incentives. Building on 21st Century information technologies, we can today end externalities by carefully tracking emissions and making polluters stop their pollution — or pay fully for the harm they cause.   Professor Daniel C Esty,…

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BIICL wins funding for new Rule of Law, Legitimacy and COVID-19 Control Technologies project

BIICL is delighted to be announced this week as one of the funding winners of the 2020 Call for Proposals by The Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI). The project : Rule of Law, Legitimacy and Effective COVID-19 Control Technologies, aims to produce a systematic overview of challenges posed by specific mobile applications that can be continuously updated and accessible to policy makers, together with a methodology to assess publicly contentious control technologies against…

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Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the Law: Reimagining the New Roots of Environmental Law

WEBINAR Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the Law: Reimagining the New Roots of Environmental Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The world faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency, from biodiversity degradation to global warming, pollution, soil erosion, water…

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Virtual Justice in France, UK & US: Status & Challenges of Remote Hearings & Trials

WEBINAR Virtual Justice in France, UK & US: Status & Challenges of Remote Hearings & Trials Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the webinar Virtual Justice in France, UK & US: Status & Challenges of Remote Hearings & Trials Organised in partnership with: Event Details The…

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Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Regulation - A Conversation with Lord Clement-Jones

WEBINAR Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Regulation - A Conversation with Lord Clement-Jones Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the webinar Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Regulation - A Conversation with Lord Clement-Jones       Event Details This is the third…

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POSTPONED: Short Course: Legal Practice in the Digital Age: An Introduction to Data Literacy

EVENTS POSTPONED: Short Course: Legal Practice in the Digital Age: An Introduction to Data Literacy Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details "By 2030, and possibly much sooner, our courts around the world will have been transformed by technologies that have not yet been invented...Today,…

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Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy: A Business and Human Rights Approach

WEBINAR Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy: A Business and Human Rights Approach Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the webinar Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy: A Business and Human Rights Approach    Event Details This is the second webinar in our series on 'Artificial…

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COM study on the Rome II Regulation

European Commission Study on the Rome II Regulation The Study on the Rome II Regulation (EC) 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations, conducted by Prof. Eva Lein, Dr. Sara Migliorini and Constance Bonzé, was published in October 2021 Read the Study   Share LinksProject - Tags The Study conducts a legal analysis and assessment of the practical experiences and problems of interpretation in the application of the Rome II Regulation for…

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COVID-19, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Governance. A Conversation with Lord Clement-Jones

Webinar COVID-19, Artificial Intelligence and Data Governance: A Conversation with Lord Tim Clement-Jones Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the webinar  COVID-19, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Governance. A Conversation with Lord Clement-Jones Read the Joint Committee of Human Rights' report on the…

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BIICL Global Development

BIICL establishes partnership with Singapore Management University (SMU) BIICL has now extended its presence in Asia, establishing a partnership with Singapore Management University (SMU). With the Centre for AI and Data Governance, the Centre for Cross Border Commercial Law in Asia, and the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy, the SMU Law School has significant research commitments in compatible fields of research interest as those which BIICL is prioritising. Professor David…

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New empirical research on Intellectual Property litigation and launch of Platform regulation project

EVENTS AHRC Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre: New empirical research on Intellectual Property litigation and Platform regulation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised by Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC)  This conference is co-hosted by BIICL and CREATe, the UK Copyright and…

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New Security Threats and the Future of Economic Globalization

A multi-year project with the Graduate School of International Development of Nagoya University (Japan)  to explore New Security Threats and the Future of Economic Globalization. This inter-disciplinary (law and political science) research project funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  will explore the increasing tension between economic globalization and security issues. Share LinksProject - Tags It will examine whether the current trade…

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Access to justice and legal aid: can modern technology compensate for cuts?

EVENTS Event Description Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details As a result of Brexit, a new fisheries regime or regimes governing the UK exclusive economic area will need to be devised in the context of a UK constitutional arrangement whereby fisheries management has been transferred to the four…

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