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LCO’s Dec 9th AI Decision-Making Panel is in the News

December 7th, 2021|

The Law Commission of Ontario’s online panel, AI Decision-Making: Protecting Rights Through Litigation and Regulation in Canada and the United States, is in the news.  See the Law Times article here.  The panel will take [...]

Report: Comparing AI Regulation in Canada and Europe

December 2nd, 2021|

The Law Commission of Ontario and Research Chair on Accountable Artificial Intelligence in a Global Context have come together to prepare a new report, Comparing European and Canadian AI Regulation, that compares two leading international [...]

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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.