Second eLaw alumni meeting and drinks: June 16

We are happy to invite you to the second meeting of the eLaw Alumni Vereniging on thursday June 16 at 17:30. Please RSVP  by June 8 in order to take part. Feel free to bring any elaw alumni you are aware of and that have not yet registered as member. The form is here: https://elawalumni.nl/rsvpmaker/second-elaw-alumni-meeting/

We will be in the same location: De Nieuwe Energie (Voltzaal). 3de Binnenvestgracht 23, Leiden (see http://www.nieuweenergieleiden.nl/contact)

We will starts at 17:30 with drinks and bites. The meeting proper starts at 18:00. After the meeting and the presentations the room will be open until 22:00.

Recht en Complexiteit – mijn huidige hobby

Sinds enige tijd ben ik bezig met complexiteitstheorieën voor de rechtswetenschap. Die zijn niet bedoeld om het leven ingewikkelder te maken. Wel om het te versimpelen. Een heel moeilijk issue daarbij is het werkelijk multidisciplinaire karakter van het kijken naar complexe, adaptieve, genetwerkte systemen. (Als je er eenmaal aan went, zie je ze overal – in onze DNA-RNA stelsels en in het Europa van de lidstaten en, daarbinnen, van de Europeanen). Anyway.

Eergisteren diende ik met Marion Dumas van het SFI een aanvraag in om een dag over het onderwerp te organiseren in het kader van de conferentie over complexe systemen die in septenber in Amsterdam wordt gehouden. Een afschrift van die aanvraag is hier: Satellite.

Commentaar welkom.

Due Dilligence in Cyberspace

This website is a blog. This means all members can post pages and can upload their own content. To do so: log in and click on the plus that appears in the top of the page after providing your username and password. There press the “Post” option. In order to make the website more attractive to members we will occasionally post interesting content for eLaw alumni here. And the first to do so is me. Your elusive webmaster.

My interest, recently, was sparked by the hacking state. More often than not states do not just passively collect intelligence, they seem, increasingly, to be employing network based attack strategies to break in and retrieve information. Other sates – it is suspected, to say the least – readily resort to the use of hacking as a means to distort infrastructure in another state.
The questions this raises for international law are numerous, but it all begins with a base line. That is: if a state actor uses relatively anonymous means to distort or access information in an other state: which responsibility does the state where the attack originates have? And in practical terms: how can this even be determined?

The major question is twofold: what are the due dilligence requirements of states in international law (also in relation to evidence gathering). And what could be the norms for states in such conflicts? Could this start a war? I hope not (and so do others)!

In light of this ongoing debate, I thought it was useful to post a link to a number of articles I was reading on this – for your elaw enjoyment. They are linked in the text above. Perhaps a next step would be to open a forum discussion on this topic: the more elaw enjoyment, the better, don’t you agree?

eLaw Open Minded 2016

On April 1 (12:00 -13:00) we will kick off  the next round of “Open Minded” lunch lectures. You are welcome to join us at the first session with Dr Bart Custers speaking about threats and challenges of virtual currency – bitcoins. 
We have only a limited number of places available, so we recommend to register as soon as possible!
For more information please reach out to Helena Ursic [h.ursic@law.leidenuniv.nl] or Elize de Mul [e.e.m.m.de.mul@law.leidenuniv.nl].
We hope to see you all at eLaw on April 1!

PhD Colloquium

On behalf of Helena Ursic and Sabina Kloppers, please find below the program for the PhD colloquium which will be held on the 17th of December 2015, starting 15:30. All eLaw Alumni are invited.
Please be so kind to register by sending an e-mail to s.c.m.j.v.l.kloppers@law.leidenuniv.nl if you plan to join.
Also if there are people you’d like to invite, you are welcome to do so. They can also send an e-mail to register.
We look forward to welcoming you at our PhD colloquium.
The program is available here: Brochure phd colloquium eLaw 2015.

Invitation eLaw Alumni: December 1

We are happy to invite you to the first meeting of the eLaw Alumni Vereniging on Tuesday December 1st at 17:30. Please register on this page (click here).

Location: De Nieuwe Energie (Voltzaal). 3de Binnenvestgracht 23, Leiden (see http://www.nieuweenergieleiden.nl/contact)

The meeting starts at 17:30 with drinks and bites. The meeting starts at 18:00. After the meeting and the presentations the room wil be open until 22:00.

The agenda of the meeting is:
1. Opening
2. Announcements
3. Finance
4. Plans/needs/activities
5. Any other business
6. Presentation by Prof.dr. Gerrit-Jan Zwenne on eLaw and its activities since 2013
7. Drinks

Note that this invitation is open to all members of the association. If you did not yet register please do so on the website (https://elawalumni.nl/) as we want as many alumni to join the event. This will ensure we become a varied, useful and interesting network for all of us.
Please let us know on this page whether you are coming, before the 27th of november.

We look forward seeing you on december 1st.

The boardmembers of the elaw alumni association:
Franke van de Klaauw, Gerrit-Jan Zwenne, Genevieve van Panhuys and Hein Dries-Ziekenheiner

Save the date: 1 december at 17:30 in Leiden

Dear members, as we announced last year we have created an elaw alumni association, established our board and have set the long awaited date for our first meeting. Since we are still discussing the venue and the location we ask you to save the date!

So please save the date: 1 december 2015 from 17.30 until 21.00 hours.
Location: Leiden.

We will inform you of the important details in due course. Drinks and fingerfood will be catered for. Note that this invitation is open to all members of the association. If you did not yet register please do so on this website as we want as many alumni to join the event. This will ensure we become a varied, useful and interesting network for all of us.

We look forward to seeing you then,
The boardmembers of the elaw alumni association:
Franke van de Klaauw, Gerrit-Jan Zwenne, Genevieve van Panhuys and Hein Dries-Ziekenheiner

Symposium and eLaw Alumni

On april 1st 1985 the Centre for Law and Digital Technologies: eLaw was established. To celebrate the 30th anniversary the center will organise a symposium on wednesday the 1st of april 2015.

We hope you will all join in this celebration!

More information about the symposium can be found in the invitation.

Of particular note to eLaw alumni is the reception hosted afterwards at Koetshuis de Burcht (Burgsteeg 13, 2312 JR Leiden in the “bovenzaal”). Aernout Schmidt, the founder of “Recht & Informatica”, will provide a unique overview of “30 years of eLaw”, after which the eLaw Alumni Association will be founded and introduced. All speakers, visitors and alumni are wholeheartedly invited to join us shortly after 17:00.

eLaw@Leiden Alumni website

This is the website for the eLaw Alumni Association. Parts of this website are only accessible to registered members.

The eLaw@Leiden Alumni association has three general goals: it assures eLaw@Leiden of contact with it’s expert alumni network for the purposes of research, education and contact with the information society we live in. It assures eLaw alumni of an easy way to stay in touch with eLaw@Leiden for their own varied purposes. And, last but not least, it provides a platform for information exchange and social activities.

Membership of the eLaw Alumni Association is open to:

  1. Former and current employees of eLaw@Leiden
  2. Those otherwise related to eLaw@Leiden (This can be due to PhD reasearch and/or promotions, professional relationships, thesis students and/or masters students in various courses)

Memberships based on the second category are awarded at the discretion of the board.

eLaw alumni are free to add posts and comments to both public and private eLaw Alumni Sites. The private parts of this eLaw Alumni Site can only be seen by alumni.

As quite a few eLaw alumni are non-native Dutch speakers and many native Dutch speakers do command some English, the choice of language between Dutch an English is context dependent and free in principle. As your webmasters are limited in time and resources, the main website is maintained in English, which is the preferred interface language.