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Welcome LCO Student Scholar Fellows!

May 27th, 2021|

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is excited to welcome the following law students to the LCO team this summer: Nadim Dabbous – Osgoode Hall Law School Aaron Dishy – Osgoode Hall Law School Daniella [...]

Regulating AI: LCO/University of Ottawa AI + Society Panel

May 18th, 2021|

On Thursday May 27th, join LCO Executive Director Nye Thomas and Professors Céline Castets-Renard and Teresa Scassa for a panel discussion on Regulating AI.  The panel will discuss recent developments in Ontario, Canada and Europe, [...]

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AI, ADM and the Justice System

The LCO’s multiyear AI, ADM and the Justice System project brings together policymakers, legal professionals, technologists, NGOs and community members to discuss the development, deployment, regulation and impact of artificial intelligence (AI), automated decision-making (ADM) and algorithms on access to justice, human rights, and due process.

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Environmental Accountability: Rights, Responsibilities and Access to Justice

The LCO is considering possible reforms to Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights and other contemporary approaches to strengthening environmental accountability in Ontario. Issues include the desirability, feasibility and enforceability of legislating a substantive right to a healthy environment, the responsibilities corresponding to such a right, and proposals for enhancing environmental access to justice.

Last Stages of Life

The LCO’s Last Stages of Life project considers how the law shapes the rights, choices, and quality of life for persons