New Technology & the Law

A Human Rights Perspective


4 November 2019

Herzen University, St Petersburg

The international conference “New Technology and the Law – a Human Rights Perspective” will take place on 4 November 2019 at Herzen University, St Petersburg.

Lawyers, academics and law students have been invited to discuss the impact of modern technology on legal proceedings and the society.

Topics of the conference will include:


Justice by algorithm and the role of artificial intelligence in policing and criminal justice systems


Transformation of criminal justice in the digital era 


Access to justice, technology and human rights


The guidelines of the Council of Europe on the use of IA in judicial systems


Protecting the rights to equality, and discrimination in machine learning systems


Boriss Cilevics

Rapporteur of the PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights

Christina Blacklaws

Immediate past President of The Law Society and Chair of the Technology and the Law Policy Commission

Clementina Barbaro

European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

Roger Smith OBE

London South Bank University

Lidiya Voskobitova

Moscow State Law University

Mike Rebeiro

Senior Advisor for Digital and Innovation, Macfarlanes law firm (London)