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Hans Franken-lecture 2019

Friday 15 November 2019
Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
A1.44 / Lorentzzaal

On November 15, The Center for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw) organises the (second) annual Hans Franken-lecture that will be given by professor Janneke Gerards.
The title of the lecture is: Fundamental rights challenges of algorithms.

Janneke Gerards is a Professor of fundamental rights law at Utrecht University, director of the Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice, and Dean of the Legal Research Master. Janneke Gerards is a member of the core team of Utrecht University’s focal area ‘Governing the digital society’ and she is a fellow at the Human Rights Institute (SIM). She is also a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and of the Social Science Council (SWR). Her activities outside the university include being a deputy Judge in the Appeals Court of The Hague and being a member of the Human Rights Commission of the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs.

The research conducted by Prof. Gerards focuses on fundamental rights, judicial review and constitutional law. The interrelation of the European Convention on Human Rights, EU law and national law plays a central role in her research. She is also active in the field of understanding the fundamental rights impact of societal developments (such as the platform economy or citizen participation) and new technologies (ranging from genetic research to algorithms and AI).

Since 2018, eLaw hosts the yearly Hans Franken-lecture, held by scientists who research developments in technology and law.

Date: November 15, 2019
Location: Lorentzzaal, Faculty of Law, Kamerlingh Onnes Building, Steenschuur 25, Leiden 

Time: Welcome at 15:30h, start lecture at 16:00h. Afterwards there will be drinks at the Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Registration: Attendance is free. Please register before November 8
Information: Regina Noort, elaw@law.leidenuniv.nl    

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