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Deripaska v. Mnuchin and Gacki: Political Implications

The problem of sanctions cannot be eliminated without fundamental changes to the global financial system A lawsuit is being heard by a district court in the United States, with Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska suing the US Treasury Department to lift the sanctions imposed on him. His legal complaint, filed in March 2019, named Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin ...


RIAC Hosts Discussion of Model Convention on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

The document was presented to the expert community by the authors: Andrey Neznamov, Director of "Robopravo" Research Center, and Victor Naumov, Partner at Dentons multinational law firm. On May 20, 2019, RIAC held a discussion of the draft Model Convention on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. The document was presented to the expert community by the authors: Andrey Neznamov, Director of "Robopravo" Research ...


Game of Drones: Rules Unclear

... limitations of targeted killings Vadim Kozyulin: Three Groups of Threats from Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems The essential claim of the originally US argumentation developed by Obama’s administration is that targeted killing does not constitute the unlawful practice of assassination as the former only takes place during an armed conflict. In the US case, that armed conflict is supposedly the declared ‘War on Terror’. Legally, the act of ‘ Authorization for use of military force ’ legitimized ...


The Arctic: So Close and Yet Still Unknown

RIAC, MGIMO University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (the United States) have prepared the English edition of the third volume of RIAC’s Arctic anthology On April 9, 2019, the ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ international forum opened in St. Petersburg. In terms ...


Baseline of Russian Arctic Laws

This book is the first comprehensive and authoritative translation into English of national and international laws of Russia that relate to the Arctic from the early 19th century to the present, revealing the historical and current context of sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction across nearly half of the north polar region. The Russian original version ...


Integrated Marine Management in the Arctic

Report No. 42/2018 The report reviews approaches and mechanisms of marine management in the Arctic Ocean in areas beyond national jurisdiction of the coastal states. Given the growing interest to economic development in the Arctic, this issue is of increasing significance and implies the development of ecosystem-based management in the region. Basing on the comparative analysis of different regional solutions related to such management, the authors conclude that there is a need to develop a special...


International and Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence Technologies

... the use of AI technologies. The present Working Paper of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) includes analytical materials prepared by experts in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous system, as well as by lawyers and sociologists. The materials presented here are intended to contribute to the public dialogue on issues of artificial intelligence and the possible consequences of using this technology. International and Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence ...


Why the Double Standards?

EU and the Rule of Law It started with a kiss: how Juncker wooed Trump — Much of the leading Western media has recently been celebrating what they called a successful step in de-escalating the trade war between the United States and the European Union. I came to make ...


Regulatory Competition in the Eurasian Economic Union

... Agenda of the Eurasian Economic Union until 2025 published on the Legal Portal of the Eurasian Economic Union in July 2017. In this connection, the regulation of PPP projects in the field of IT penetration in the Republic of Kazakhstan, where the new laws “On IT Penetration” and “On Public-Private Partnerships” call for such projects, is particularly interesting. Current Russian law states that information systems cannot be the subject of PPP agreements. The corresponding draft federal law ...


The Ethical and Legal Issues of Artificial Intelligence

... the real level of automation of these systems, which have the ability to learn from their own experience and perform actions beyond the scope of those intended by their creators. This causes a number of ethical and legal difficulties. Ethics and law are inextricably linked in modern society, and many legal decisions arise from the interpretation of various ethical issues. Artificial intelligence adds a new dimension to these questions. Systems that use artificial intelligence technologies are ...


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