Current Projects

Our goal is to face social challenges with various projects, to bring about positive changes and thus make a contribution to the rule of law and democracy. To this end, we also work together with various cooperation partners.

Responsible AI for society

Responsible AI for society: How Hamburg ensures the socially responsible use of artificial intelligence in business and democratic and constitutional principles in the use of artificial intelligence in administration - Two studies by the LawCom.Institute in cooperation with ARIC e.V.

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) holds enormous potential for the economy, businesses and the administration. AI is of outstanding importance for the development of Hamburg. However, AI also encounters considerable reservations and factual challenges, particularly with regard to possible misuse, transparency or handling of data. With the AI Act, which was still in the coordination process between the EU Commission, the Council and the European Parliament at the time of publication of the studies, the EU wants to counter this development and establish binding guard rails and concrete requirements for the use of AI systems worldwide for the first time.

With two studies commissioned by the Hamburger Behörde für Wirtschaft und Innovation (BWI) and the Innovations- und Förderbank Hamburg (IFB), the LawCom.Institute and the Artificial Intelligence Centre (ARIC e.V.) have analysed challenges in dealing with AI, outlined the coming European regulatory framework and developed technical and institutional recommendations for Hamburg in a cooperative collaboration between lawyers, political and cultural scientists, computer scientists and practitioners from business and administration, among others. The studies aim to analyse legal changes and societal needs and to support in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as the administration of the FHH in the transformation, to give recommendations and to strengthen the AI ecosystem in Hamburg. The focus is on the claim of "Responsible Artificial Intelligence", i.e. the socially responsible, ethical use of artificial intelligence.

Project study on a possible cooperation with arbitration institutions in Africa

The African continent, with its 54 states shaped very differently by the former colonial powers, presents a mixed picture in terms of the rule of law. Access to the state civil justice system is difficult in many places, and judicial impartiality is not always guaranteed.

Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms can be an option to strengthen rule of law structures and better address national needs. This is the aim of our project study on the status of arbitration in Africa.

Commissioned by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, it analyses the possibilities of establishing cooperation between African arbitration institutions and the Chamber of Commerce. The study also focuses on a critical and sensitive view of the different legal needs of various stakeholders, thus reflecting the mission of the Mission des LawCom.Institute, which promotes the rule of law and democracy. The focus is not only on Germany but also consciously on other regions of the world.

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