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Researchers at the Faculty of Law will develop training in artificial intelligence for European judges

26 January 2023
Dr Lottie Lane

Prof. Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi , dr Lottie Lane , dr Tobias Nowak and prof. Charlotte Pavillon will be starting a new, three year project funded by the European Commission in February 2023: 'Justice, fundamentaL rIghts and Artificial intelligence (JuLIA)’. The project provides European judges with training in the field of artificial intelligence and fundamental rights.

Protecting fundamental rights

The JuLIA project focuses on the protection of fundamental rights affected by (semi-)automated decision making (ADM). In the next few years, there will be a lot of developments regarding the legal framework that surrounds artificial intelligence (of which ADM is part). The goal of JuLIA is to improve the understanding of algorithmic decision making and the judicial implications for fundamental rights.

Manual and online courses

The team at the University of Groningen is supervised by prof. Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi. They will write a Casebook on ‘Artificial intelligence and public administration: the limits of algorithmic governance’. They will also build an e-learning platform with online courses for judges and host a ‘transnational training workshop’ for 35 judges from all over Europe in September 2024.

Project FRICoRe

The JuLIA project follows the project ‘Fundamental Rights in Courts and Regulation’ (FRICoRe), which ended in June 2022. The goal of that project was to provide judges with guidelines for the procedures and solutions surrounding fundamental rights on a national level. It paid special attention to consumer protection, migration, asylum, data protection, health law and anti-discrimination.


Next to the Faculty of Law at the University of Groningen, six international partners will be working on the JuLIA project.

This article was published by the Faculty of Law.

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