It could come straight out of Stanley Kubrick’s dystopian movie A Clockwork Orange: using direct brain stimulation to reduce aggressive behaviour. For PhD student Ruben Knehans, it’s his daily business. Aside from the medical complexity, it raises all sorts of questions. Is it ethical, for example, to modify someone's behaviour? Can you justify imposing brain stimulation on convicts under criminal law? How to set rules and standards? Ruben tries to answer these questions in his PhD research at UM’s Faculty of Law.
The Law and Tech Lab were awarded a grant from the European Commission for a project called FACILEX. The project focuses on judicial cooperation in criminal matters and mutual recognition models in the EU.
GraphDoc - *free*, open-source, and user-friendly graphical interface to build your own decision trees26-07-2022
The output can be pasted or loaded into Docassemble, also a free and open-source expert system for guided interviews. Docassemble is supported by a user community that maintains the software. GraphDoc does not require any installation and can be run online.
On 15 July 2022, the finals of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2022 took place. Like last year, the competition took place online due to the Corona pandemic. In the finals, the winning team of Maastricht University, consisting of Dylan Jesse Andrian, Ekaterina Fakirova, Fikri Fahmi Faruqi and Nicole Binder (coached by Craig Eggett), won against the team of Koç University from Turkey. Moreover, the award for best overall speaker went to Dylan Jesse Andrian.
An international consortium of nine partners that includes the Faculty of Law was awarded a € 562,951 grant from the European Commission’s DG-JUST to carry out DIGI-GUARD.
How does art reflect our community? How does our community express itself through art? Barbara Strating is the new curator of the Arts and Heritage Commission at Maastricht University. She succeeds Mieke Derickx, who is retiring after more than two decades in the role. Here they discuss curiosity and wonder, Patient Zero and art as a meditation on our collective memory.
The Executive Board has appointed Dr Joost Sillen as Professor of Constitutional Law (1.0 FTE) as of 1 September 2022. He succeeds Prof. A.W. Heringa, who has held this chair until April 2022. Joost Sillen currently works as an Associate Professor at Radboud University.
Problemen bij het uitvaardigen en uitvoeren van Europese aanhoudingsbevelen (EAB’s) worden – onder meer – veroorzaakt door praktische onvolkomenheden, door onduidelijkheid over de Europese regeling en door fouten in de nationale wetgeving van EU-lidstaten.
PhD thesis written by Senai W. Andemariam.
This research investigates whether coherence can be maintained in the concept of necessity across different fields of international law.
On 29 June, our faculty hosted the mini-symposium and book presentation 'Restorative Justice through the Eyes of.... Reflections on restorative justice from 27 different perspectives' took place.
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