Black Mirror’s “Hated in the Nation”: Facial recognition is a weapon
Sohee Kwon is a student from the CAIDE subject AI, Ethics and the Law. This an excerpt from her second assignment, a review of a media piece demonstrating AI Ethics principles.Sohee Kwon is a student from the CAIDE subject AI, Ethics and the Law. This an excerpt from her second assignment on facial recognition as a weapon, a review of a media piece demonstrating AI Ethics principles.
Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law
This project aims to address the need to reconcile the tensions between the pursuit of diversity and the promotion of social cohesion. This critical problem becomes increasingly urgent as nations grapple with the challenges of highly diverse multi-cultural societies. The project aims to build a team of researchers who draw on the experience of constitutionalism throughout the world to investigate how Constitutions, in their design and in their application, can unify while nurturing the diversity appropriate for a complex, modern society. This project is intended to help governments, judiciaries and the public resolve intense controversies over ideals.
The Indigenous Law and Justice Hub works to foster discourse and engagement on issues faced by Indigenous peoples to support them to better influence social and governmental decisions, and to better reflect Indigenous knowledge and self-determination in decision-making that affects their interests.
Research projects undertaken by Indigenous Law and Justice Hub directors and members
Cultural Water for Cultural Economies
This project has identified key pathways to water access for, as well as the significant barriers to, the use of water by Traditional Owners and First Nations. The Cultural Water for Cultural Economies project is a collaboration between the Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning (Victoria), the Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations (MLDRIN), University of Melbourne, and the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations (FVTOCs).
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Corporate Energy Transition
Funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant (DP160100255) for 2016-2019, this project explores how corporate and securities law mechanisms can be used to incentivise private sector transition to clean energy sources and business practices.
Autonomous Weapon Systems: Friend or Foe?
Samuel Roussos is a student from the CAIDE subject AI, Ethics and the Law. This is an excerpt from his final assignment.Samuel Roussos is a student from the CAIDE subject AI, Ethics and the Law. 'Autonomous Weapons: Friend or Foe' is an excerpt from his final assignment.
The Tax Group publishes its annual reports which detailed its impact and engagement, teachings and research activities.
'Defining, Regulating and Taxing the Not-for-Profit Sector in Australia: Law and Policy for the 21st Century' is a project that addresses both the needs of the Not-for-profit sector and public expectations of it by comprehensively researching legal definition, regulation and tax rules and recommending appropriate reform
What is Animal Computer Interaction?
By Dr Sarah Webber, Doreen Thomas Postdoctoral Fellow,School of Computing and Information Systems,CAIDE Summer Research AcademyDr Sarah Webber writes about animal-computer interaction and the challenges of integrating technology and animals.
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Machines, Artificial Intelligence and rising global transphobia
How does facial recognition technology and surveillance capitalism put trans people in danger?Jean Linis-Dinco writes about how facial recognition technology and surveillance technology puts trans people in danger.
Transition to a Clean Energy Future: The Role of Climate Litigation
This innovative project analysed the capacity of climate litigation in key fossil-fuel producing countries, Australia and the US, to influence regulation so contributing to putting these nations on the path to a clean energy future. This project was funded by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP 130100500) between 2013-2018.
Climate Change Law and Mitigation
Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law researchers have been investigating the potential impact of the global greenhouse gas mitigation scheme, Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+), on indigenous and local community rights. This project has involved fieldwork in REDD+ recipient countries as well as with international organisations (the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)) and civil society groups.
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Statelessness and Citizenship Review
Statelessness and Citizenship Review Journal. An online journal established by the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI).
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Strategic Litigation on Climate in Europe
This project, now in Phase 2, evaluates the impacts of a targeted program of climate litigation and associated shareholder/investor activism, which has been funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and is being implemented by the public interest environmental law NGO ClientEarth, based in the United Kingdom.
Publications arising from the 'Defining Taxing and Regulating the Not-for-Profit in Australia' project, by members of the Centre for Corporate Law.
Consent and fairness in Australian and Indian Data Protection Law
This project explores approaches to balancing the elements of individual consent and fairness to protect citizens reasonable expectations of privacy in data driven transactions.
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