Dr. Aleš Završnik is the Director of the Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His research interest lay in the intersection of law, crime, technology, and fundamental rights.
Dr. Aleš Završnik was EURIAS / Marie Curie Fellow at the Collegium Helveticum (ETHZ) in Zürich (2017/18) and also postdoctoral fellow of the Norwegian Research Council at the University of Oslo and at the Max-Planck-Institute für ausländisches und internationals Strafrecht in Freiburg i. Br.
Among several others, he leads a research project “Automated Justice: Social, Ethical and Legal Implications” (Slovenian Research Agency, 2018 -2021) and “Human Rights and Regulation of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence” (Slovenian Research Agency and several Ministries, 2019-2021). He edited a book Big Data, Crime and Social Control (Routledge, 2018), and a book Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems: Legal and Social Implications for Security and Surveillance (Springer, 2016). Recently, he published the scientific article “Algorithmic Justice” (European Journal of Criminology, 2019). He organized several conferences in these research areas over the last 15 years, e.g. Automated Justice: Algorithms, Big Data and Criminal Justice Systems in Zürich (2018) and Big Data: Challenges for Law and Ethics in Ljubljana (2017). Završnik collaborated with the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) on the preparation of the “Ethical Charter on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Judicial Systems” (2018).
He is an independent Ethics Expert with the European Research Council (ERC) (from 2017) and for the REA, the research arm of the European Commission (from 2014).
Institute of criminology at the Faculty of Law
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