A digital legal system preserving EU legal traditions
In 2020 the New Zealand government proposed to the OECD-OPSI the adoption of a coding methodology (Cracking Code report) to create a macro-schema of Law. This would be legally binding and generate legal text in natural language, backed by legal theory and artificial intelligence (AI) and Law literature. As digital artefacts (IoT, smart contracts, AI) need consumable Law for rapid decisions, often without human intervention (bots), the proposal attracted wide attention. However, this method can endanger legal heritage, democratic principles, and institutional foundations concerning the EU Law and Human Rights traditions. The EU-funded HyperModeLex project will create a solid legal theoretical framework to allow the serialisation of Law in a machine-consumable format preserving legal robustness.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme
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Funding SchemeERC - Support for frontier research (ERC)
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