Now more than ever, the technological revolution is pushing the boundaries of usual practices in all spheres of our society, including the dispute resolution field. The question is whether justice, the epitome of human creation, will one day also be replaced by artificial intelligence ("AI"). In this blog we look at some examples of how and where technology has already impacted the adjudicatory process as well as the current discussion on whether it is advisable or not to automate judicial decision-making processes.
Chatbot technology is disrupting the ways in which companies interact and engage with their customers. As software has become more and more sophisticated and artificial intelligence and natural language processing more developed, the use of chatbots has significantly increased in the last few years and is expected to grow further. In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the legal considerations connected with the use of chatbots.
Ethics and luxury in the same sentence is not a new trend but has been around for some time. In particular, in the jewellery industry there exist a set of Responsible jewellery standards. Tomás Navarro Blakemore, Associate at FRORIEP, Pauline Evequoz, Sustainability Manager at Chopard and Diana Culillas, Secretary General of the Swiss Better Gold Association (SBGA) discuss the importance of these standards particularly for the inclusion of the various actors in the supply chain. Notwithstanding the foregoing, our guests also highlight the challenges they bring for smaller businesses when managing the related risks and improving the sustainable practices in the industry.
On 12 September 2020, the United Nations (UN) Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, also known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation (the Convention), entered into force.
The Convention entered into force six months after the deposit of the third instrument of ratification, done so by Qatar on 12 March 2020. To this date, six States are Parties to the Convention, namely Singapore, Fiji, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Belarus and most recently Ecuador; already fifty three countries have signed it, including the United States, China and India.
The European Commission recently announced that all CBD Novel Food applications are put on hold while it reviews whether CBD should not be classified as a food, but instead as a narcotic under the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotics of 1961. This re-classification could potentially have wide-ranging and detrimental consequences on a fast-growing industry in Europe.