2025 Centre

The 2025 edition of the Centre will focus on Artificial Intelligence and International Law. The Directors of Research will be Prof. Marco Roscini (University of Westminster) and Prof. Marion Ho-Dac (University of Artois).  

Registration for the 2025 Centre will be open from 1st July to 15th October 2024.

The increasing integration of digital technologies based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) into human activities requires a thorough re-examination of most normative frameworks in the international order. Advanced AI systems operate with ever greater autonomy, generating content, recommendations, predictions and decisions for States, organisations and individuals. AI thus offers enormous opportunities for humankind by facilitating (or even making possible) the performance of certain tasks. At the same time, however, it presents significant risks related, for instance, to potential biases and accountability gaps. In this context, is (public and private) international law capable of addressing the profound changes that the contemporary rise of AI is bringing? 

The Centre of Studies and Research 2025 of The Hague Academy of International Law aims to analyse these challenges and opportunities through the lenses of international law in a holistic manner by focusing on three different aspects: AI’s impact on the sources and institutions of the international legal order, AI’s impact on special regimes of international law, and AI’s role in addressing specific contemporary problems. 

Selected researchers will be called to work on the following topics under the guidance of the Directors of Research:

  • AI and International/Regional Organisations 
  • AI and International/Regional Courts and Tribunals 
  • AI and the Making of (Public/Private) International Law
  • AI and the Practice of (Public/Private) International Law
  • International Governance of AI including Technical Standardisation 
  • AI and the Risk-based Approach
  • AI and the International Law of Armed Conflict
  • AI and International Environmental Law 
  • AI and Conflict of Laws  
  • AI and International Human Rights Law
  • AI and the Law of State Responsibility
  • AI and International Criminal Law 
  • AI and International Business Law 
  • AI and the Maintenance of International Peace and Security 
  • Lethal Autonomous Weapons and International Law
  • AI and the North-South Divide
  • AI and Cybersecurity 
  • AI and Privacy  
  • AI and Humanitarian Action
  • AI and the Cross-border Movement of Persons
  • AI and (Mis)Information