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Use and Misuse of New Technologies

Contemporary Challenges in International and European Law

Editors: Carpanelli, Elena, Lazzerini, Nicole (Eds.)

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  • Deals with complex, cutting-edge issues that, though increasingly relevant on the current legal landscape, have not been thoroughly addressed in academic research
  • Features contributions by young scholars whose core research activities focus on the specific topics they discuss
  • Provides an overview of the most relevant issues in the field, which are approached from a two-fold perspective
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The ever-increasing use of technology is challenging the current status of the law, bringing about new problems and questions. The book addresses this trend from the perspective of International law and European Union law and is divided into three main thematic sections. The first section focuses on the legal implications of the use of technology either for law enforcement purposes or in the context of military activities, and examines how this use adds a new dimension to perennial issues, such as the uneasy balance between security concerns and the protection of individual rights, and defining the exact scope of certain State obligations. In so doing, it takes into account a range of current and potential scenarios at the international, regional and domestic level, including the use of killer robots, databases, drones and technology in general to patrol borders, exchange information on criminal suspects, maintain public order, target suspected terrorists and conduct military activities. In turn, the second section examines the role of institutional and non-institutional actors in establishing substantive normative standards for the use of high-tech applications. In this respect, it focuses both on the role that European courts have played so far, and on how other actors’ initiatives can contribute to the construction of a new legal framework for technology-related activities.  Lastly, the third section has a two-fold focus: the first part investigates how the increasing reliance on technology is affecting traditional rules on international responsibility, and is challenging, in particular, the attribution of wrongful conduct to States and international organizations. The second part addresses issues of jurisdiction and justiciability. Given the scope of its coverage, this timely book addresses an important lacuna in the current legal scholarship, exploring some of the most recent applications of technology and the legal issues arising as a result. Readers will gain novel insights into the challenges posed to International law and European law by the growing reliance on technology, taking into account both its uses and misuses.

About the authors

Elena Carpanelli, University of Parma, ItalyNicole Lazzerini, University of Florence, Italy

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • High-Tech Migration Control in the EU and Beyond: The Legal Challenges of “Enhanced Interoperability”

    Pages 3-35

    Hanke, Philip (et al.)

  • Swords Shielding Security? The Use of Databases in Criminal Cooperation within the European Union: Challenges and Prospects

    Pages 37-54

    Montaldo, Stefano

  • What Do Human Rights Really Say About the Use of Autonomous Weapons Systems for Law Enforcement Purposes?

    Pages 55-72

    Spagnolo, Andrea

  • Training and Education of Armed Forces in the Age of High-Tech Hostilities

    Pages 73-91

    Longobardo, Marco

  • Drones at War: The Military Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and International Law

    Pages 93-112

    Candelmo, Claudia

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eBook $129.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Use and Misuse of New Technologies
Book Subtitle
Contemporary Challenges in International and European Law
Editors
  • Elena Carpanelli
  • Nicole Lazzerini
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05648-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05648-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05647-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 363
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