GoJIL Vol. 10, No. 1 (2020)
Special Issue: Enhancing the Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflicts – the Draft Principles of the International Law Commission and Beyond
The Goettingen Journal of International Law (GoJIL) dedicates its 10th Student Essay Competition to the topic
Artificial Intelligence and International Law: International Legal Perspectives on Technological Progress
When one considers Artificial Intelligence (AI), usually science fiction comes to mind. Yet, the impact of AI has gone far beyond influencing film and television. Today, algorithms for pattern recognition are used by online search engines, in criminal prosecutions and for automated voice and facial recognition. In the future, the impact of AI will be even bigger due to the use of self- driving cars and the rise of Big Data.
The progress and scope of AI raises legal questions for individual States but also across the international community, including corporations and organizations. Therefore, many questions that concern the regulation of the use of AI need to be answered today, including, but not limited to, the following:
We welcome papers which critically engage with these or related research questions and make an innovative contribution to the discussion on legal principles and rules addressing AI in the international context. Papers with a doctrinal, theoretical and interdisciplinary focus are equally welcome.
The GoJIL invites you to actively take part in the scientific discourse. The deadline for submission is 1st September 2020. The maximal word count is 5000 words (excluding footnotes). The winning submission will be published in an upcoming issue of the GoJIL.
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GoJIL gives young scholars the chance to gain practical experience and get their own professional scientific publication. To make this possible, GoJIL hosts an annual Student Essay Competition on a current topic of international law or its related fields. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity and hand in your submissions.
Our Essay Competition aims solely at students (including doctoral students). For graduated scholars and professors we offer an open call for papers.