Detecting conflicts in legal systems

Tingting Li, Tina Balke, M De Vos, Ken Satoh, J A Padget

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When acting in different jurisdictions (e.g. under the laws of different countries) at the same time, it can be of great value for individuals to be able to determine whether disparities among the laws of these different systems exist and allowing them to identify the consequences that may follow from these disparities. For individuals, it is typically not of interest to find all the ways in which these legal systems differ, but rather to establish whether a particular course of action may have different legal interpretations, depending on the jurisdiction. In this paper we present a formal and computational framework that, given specific scenarios (descriptions of courses of action), can automatically detect whether these scenarios could lead to different outcomes. We demonstrate our approach by means of a private international law case-study where a company drafts a contract clause after examining the consequences in the available jurisdictions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationJSAI-isAI 2012 Workshops, LENLS, JURISIN, MiMI, Miyazaki, Japan, November 30 and December 1, 2012, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsY Motomura, A Butler, D Bekki
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783642399312
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event4th JSAI International Symposia on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI 2012 - Miyazaki , Japan
Duration: 30 Nov 20121 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference4th JSAI International Symposia on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI 2012


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