SOLAIR 2020

Fundamental Rights and Values in the Digital Age

On 10 - 11 September 2020, the Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences organized the third international SOLAIR Conference 2020. The main focus of the conference were Fundamental Rights and Values in the Digital Age from the perspective of use and development of artificial intelligence.

The conference was organized jointly by the Institute of State and Law of the CAS, the United Nation’s UNCITRAL, the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Microsoft, the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Justice of Japan, and the Japan International Dispute Resolution Center. The conference was organized under the auspices of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Justice of the State of Israel and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel. The conference also hosted a special side event – an online workshop titled “Dispute Settlement in the Digital Economy” organized jointly by the UNCITRAL, Israel, Japan and the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The lastest version of the program is available here.

The conference brochure with speakers is available here.

A report from the conference published in The Lawyer Quarterly (2020, Vol. 10, No. 4, p. 540) is available here.

Side event - Dispute Settlement in the Digital Economy

The SOLAIR 2020 hosted a special online workshop titled "Dispute Settlement in the Digital Economy" organized jointly by UNCITRAL, Israel, Japan and the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade. The online workshop focused mainly on discussions why there is a need for a separate instrument for hi-tech disputes, and how it's different than other sectors like construction and energy, what the content of the instrument might include, and in what format such instrument(s) should be drafted.

The workshop took place on 10 September 2020 from 13:30 to 17:40 of CET (Prague time).

Materials for the workshop

Program of the workshop

Legal Issues Pertaining to AI and Data 13:30 - 15:30
  • Introduction of JIDRC (Japan International Dispute Resolution Center)
  • Shinnosuke Fukuoka: Presentation on Artificial Intelligence
  • Atsushi Okada: Presentation on Data
  • Questions & Answers
Coffee Break 15:30 - 16:00
Hi-Tech Dispute Settlement 16:00 - 17:40
  • Introduction: Presentation of Israel-Japan proposal & summary of the discussions at the roundtable
  • Discussion with panelists - Monika Feigerlová, Tilman Niedermaier, Crenguta Leaua, Loukas Mistelis, Racheli Pery-Reichman: What substantive changes, if any, should be made to existing texts to better address needs of hi-tech dispute settlement? What are the potential formats of texts that could address these issues?
  • Questions & Answers
  • Concluding remarks
 

Partners in 2020

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Auspices for 2020

President of the Czech Academy of Sciences Prof. Eva Zažímalová

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