Hans Franken Lecture by Jan Kleijssen, former Human Rights Director at the Council of Europe
On June 30, eLaw - Center for Law and Digital Technologies of Leiden University organised the annual Hans Franken Lecture. This year the lecture was delivered by Jan Kleijssen, former Human Rights Director at the Council of Europe.
In his lecture, titled 'AI and Human Rights', Jan Kleijssen discussed the developments in the field of AI and ways in which this can be regulated. The Council for Europe is working on a treaty that regulates the use of AI.
Jan Kleijssen worked for 40 years at the Council of Europe and stood at the cradle of several major treaties, such as the Istanbul Convention (on the prevention of violence against women and domestic violence). In recent years, he has been the driving force behind the AI treaty that is currently being negotiated in the Council of Europe. He was also involved in the Venice Commission of the Council's recent report on the Dutch Childcare Benefits Scandal.
Starting in 2018, the Hans Franken Lecture has been delivered each year by scholars or prominent figures concerned with developments in technology and law.