Kunst & Recht (IX): Express Yourself – Censuur versus cultuur

“It’s crazy to see people be what society wants them to be, but not me.”

In de blogreeks Kunst & Recht maakt elke blogpost de sprong van een element uit de wereld van de kunst in ruime zin naar de wereld van het recht. Vertrekkend van bijvoorbeeld een lied of een schilderij wordt de lezer geleid naar rechtspraak van het EHRM. In deze blogpost doet het nummer Express Yourself van de Amerikaanse hiphopgroep N.W.A. ons nadenken over vrije meningsuiting en het aankaarten van politiegeweld. 

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¡A.I. Caramba! – The reconciliation of AI judges with the ECHR

Artificial intelligence is rapidly being deployed in legal systems all over the world. While certain types of software offer to replace the lawyer for several relatively simple issues, others aim to help the lawyer to conduct research faster than any human ever could. Globally, AI has already proven to be a valuable ally in the distribution of justice. Consequently, it is no surprise that voices are calling to replace, or at least support, human judges with artificial intelligence. Is this the future of humanity or the start of the apocalypse? 

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The Existence of a Judicial Dialogue between the ECtHR and International Investment Arbitration?

On Friday 22 November 2019, a celebration in honour of Paul Lemmens’ emeritus status was held, in the company of many of his friends and colleagues. For this occasion, a number of them wrote a contribution for the wonderful Liber amicorum Paul Lemmens. In this blog series we draw attention to several contributions in this book. This week, dr. Charline Daelman discusses the existence and nature of a judicial dialogue between the European Court of Human Rights and international investment arbitration. Continue reading “The Existence of a Judicial Dialogue between the ECtHR and International Investment Arbitration?”

Claiming the Convention’s ‘Duties and Responsibilities’ in the Face of Illiberalism

On Friday 22 November 2019, a celebration in honour of Paul Lemmens’ emeritus status was held, in the company of many of his friends and colleagues. For this occasion, a number of them wrote a contribution for the wonderful Liber amicorum Paul Lemmens. In this blog series we draw attention to several contributions in this book. This week, Michaël Merrigan considers the potential of ‘duties and responsibilities’ (article 10 ECHR) in the face of illiberalism.
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Judge Paul Lemmens: Of Principles and Values

On Friday 22 November 2019, a celebration in honour of Paul Lemmens’ emeritus status was held, in the company of many of his friends and colleagues. For this occasion, a number of them wrote a contribution for the wonderful Liber amicorum Paul Lemmens. In this blog series we draw attention to several contributions in this book. This week, Prof. Dr. Wouter Vandenhole discusses the principles and values underlying the separate opinions of judge Paul Lemmens. Continue reading “Judge Paul Lemmens: Of Principles and Values”

The first of many Mammadovs? Reflections on the ECHR infringement procedure

For the first time, the Committee of Ministers has initiated infringement proceedings under Article 46 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). It did so in the case of Ilgar Mammadov, an Azerbaijani activist and politician who has spent 1205 days in prison. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) deemed this prison time to be a measure designed by the government to “silence or punish” him. Time to reflect on the proceedings’ potential.

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