infra-Legalities at UN expert meeting on AI and Counterterrorism

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On 9 March 2022 Gavin Sullivan was invited to present at a high-level Expert Group Meeting on Building Good Practices for the use of AI for Social Network Analysis (AI-SNA) hosted by the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism’s Programme on Cybersecurity and New Technologies and the UNICRI Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Other selected participants included experts from NATO, industry

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UN Watchlisting and Due Process


On 3 March 2022, the UN Security Council’s ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee removed Mr Naif al-Qaysi of Yemen from their global terrorism blacklist. His delisting followed an application filed with the UN Office of the Ombudsperson in 2021 by a pro bono international legal team consisting of Dr. Gavin Sullivan (Edinburgh Law School), Dr. Rachel Barnes (Three Raymond Buildings

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Gavin Sullivan joins Harvard Research Sprint on Transparency in Online Content Removals

Gavin Sullivan was recently selected to participate in a collaborative research sprint hosted by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and the Lumen Database project at Harvard University, USA. The research project began on 3 March 2022 and runs until 5 May 2022. It aims to understand the global online notice & takedown environment from a multi-stakeholder perspective

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Lawyers without Borders

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On 19 February 2022 Gavin Sullivan gave a guest lecture to the Edinburgh division of the Lawyers without Borders group for the International Law conference. The focus of the event was the ways law students can get involved in social justice and pro bono projects in international law and develop skills through practical social justice projects. Dr. Sullivan spoke about

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Forthcoming infra-Legalities article in the Journal of Law and Society

Gavin Sullivan’s latest article, ‘Law, Technology and Data-Driven Security: infra-Legalities as method assemblage’ has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Law and Society, to be published Spring 2022. The article developed out of the ‘Challenging Socio-Legal Methodologies’ workshop organised by the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the Cardiff Centre of Law and Society in May last year

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