Call for Papers — Big Data and Courts in China, University of Cologne

Call for Papers – Big Data and Courts in China, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Cologne, 12-14 July 2019.

The Chinese judiciary’s push towards the use of new technologies and automatisation in recent years rests primarily on mass digitization of court decisions and the development of smart courts. Under the auspices of the Supreme People’s Court, an open-access database with currently almost 65 million documents has been established. The availability of this massive pool of new data allows researchers to unfold a whole new dimension of empirical approaches and to re-examine findings about Chinese law. However, it also poses challenges for research designs and methodologies.

The conference is hosted by the Chair of Chinese Legal Culture at the University of Cologne in partnership with the Chinese Law Programme, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Faculty of Law of Jilin University.

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