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Looking back on the ILS Lunch Seminar of November

The monthly ILS Lunch Seminars present the perfect opportunity to unite the different Institutes situated within Leiden Law School. On Thursday 28 November, the ILS Lunch Seminar of November took place. Melanie Fink and Tycho de Graaf both presented their current and future research.

Melanie Fink gave the first presentation on “Rethinking Remedies: Does the EU Need a Fundamental Rights Complaints Procedure?” Melanie is working on a research proposal on the reform of the EU’s remedies system in light of the transformation of EU public power and the requirements of the right to an effective remedy. The question is: How can we adapt the ‘old’ system of remedies to a ‘new’ EU in order to ensure fundamental rights are enforceable? In her presentation, Melanie discussed the shortcomings of the EU system of remedies and the possibilities for reform, including a specific procedure in the context of which individuals could hold EU bodies to account for fundamental rights violations they may have committed.

The second presentation was given by Tycho de Graaf on “Civil law aspects of technology”. Tycho explained his research of the last two years, in which he explored how civil law can overcome legal problems arising from developing, selling and using technology. In his research, he has focuses on contracts & e-commerce, block chain (smart contracts and cryptocurrencies), robots, personalized pricing (ILS project), eHealth and artificial intelligence (SAILS project). He increasingly works together with other researchers from e.g. corporate law, financial law, health law, eLaw, LIACS, LUMC and FGGA. Last year, he gave presentations about his work in e.g. Indianapolis and Oxford.

The next ILS Lunch Seminar will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019 from 13:00 – 14:00 hrs in KOG A.028. This seminar will feature presentations from Cecily Rose on “The Role of the Judge Ad Hoc: An Empirical Study of Party-Appointed Judges at the International Court of Justice” and Eduard Fosch Villaronga on "Healthcare Robots: Challenges and Opportunities". There is no need to register and lunch is provided.

Would you like to present yourself and your research? Do not hesitate to contact our ILS student assistant! More information can be found on our website.

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