EEEI becomes an observer member of the Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI)


At the beginning of July 2020, the EEEI joined the Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence as an observer member and participated in the second online plenary meeting on 6-8 July 2020. EEEI will be represented by Robert Ranquet, Vice President in charge of Public Relations and Artificial Intelligence Issues. By participating in the work of CAHAI, the EEEI is faithful to its vocation of promoting questions related to judicial expertise in Europe, in the various fields concerned: legal, economic, normative, etc. It is important that judicial experts take all their place in the possible establishment of a legal framework concerning the use of artificial intelligence in Europe, as they are already doing within the CEPEJ in a field limited to justice, or a broader one as in the work undertaken by the Council of Europe / CAHAI.

Main tasks under the authority of the Committee of Ministers:

  • examine the feasibility and potential elements on the basis of broad multi-stakeholder consultations, of a legal framework for the development, design and application of artificial intelligence, based on the Council of Europe’s standards on human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

When fulfilling this task, the Ad hoc Committee shall:

  • take into account the standards of the Council of Europe relevant to the design, development and application of digital technologies, in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, in particular on the basis of existing legal instruments;
  • take into account relevant existing universal and regional international legal instruments, work undertaken by other Council of Europe bodies as well as ongoing work in other international and regional organizations;
  • take due account of a gender perspective, building cohesive societies and promoting and protecting rights of persons with disabilities in the performance of its tasks.

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