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Vidhitsa Law Institute of Global and Technology Affairs



Our Research History

Research is multi-faceted, in a sense that it affects and can inspire contexts, within or even beyond the scope of academics. As a skill, research has its own value in the field of law, as it engages stakeholders and learners to look at problems, quite differently.

Here is a glance at the research contributions developed by our analysts and researchers in these years.

Read the complete report on VLiGTA's Research History. 

Research History report

Our Research Vision.

"A lawyer should become a problem solver, a conflict manager. Litigation is only a subset of lawyering skills."

L Nageswara Rao

Formerly Judge, Supreme Court of India

A genuine question could arise as to how should we look at the field of law, when it comes to imparting actions, and creating real impact. Always it has been the case that the trajectory of applying law, is guided by the interpretation of realities that policies anticipate. Interestingly, policies could be a government's placeholder for governance, but multiple stakeholders emerge for different realities, including the problems which emanate. 

As a dynamic and young generation of lawyers and law professionals are set to take the helm of affairs in the legal fraternity with time, we also have a generation of enthused policy geeks, who in their own right, in their own field, bear competence in understanding realities and providing solutions. 

Although, in Indian Law, the example of Section 45 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 is usually referred to, when it comes to the inclusion of experts in the legal system (especially in matters related to judicial governance), it has become necessary to anticipate the potential that law and policy as two distinct fields, can bring when used together. VLiGTA thus aims to revisit and transform policy landscapes in India and the Indo-Pacific region, with a global outlook, to expand legal innovation with policy conscious outlooks.

Some Stats. 

Here are some data estimates collated in graph charts on the publishing, research, event advocacy and mentorship (via internship) history of Indic Pacific, and its member organisations & former research departments. 

We have made a collation of the assessment records of our research members and former interns, who had participated in the Research Opportunity Internship Programmes under Internationalism Research, then Global Law Assembly, and also under the Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law.

On Internships.

On Research

On Events.

Research: Overview

Law and the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence and Policy in India (Vols. 1-3, 2020-21)

This series of publications features research ideas and analyses in various emerging domains of AI and Law, addressing questions, such as:

How AI technologies bear a legal impact on the status of integrated circuits?

Should our multilateral systems create an international legal corpus on AI?

How AI systems can create legal and ethical issues in various industry sectors differently?

How have algorithms affected and controlled our knowledge economy?

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One of the First Indian Conferences on AI and Law

AI & Glocalisation and Law, Volume 1, 2020 [Conference Proceedings]

The first Indian Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law was organised by the Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law on October 1-4, 2020. 

We addressed some important themes in the conference, such as:

The Scope of Splinternet and 5G Governance in Multilateral Governance and Data Sovereignty Policy

The Legal and Political Repercussions of Privatisation of Autonomous and Augmented Systems in Space and Conflict Activities

Assessing the Scope, Liability and Interpretability of the Paralytic Nature of AI Ethics Board in Corporeal Entities

Algorithmic Trading and Monetisation: Policy Constraints for Disruptive Technologies

Artificial Intelligence and its Synchronous Implications to Ecological Data Solutions

Deciphering Explainable Artificial Intelligence for the Indo-Pacific

Reconciling Monotonicity in International AI Governance

Role of AI Hype and Why Auditing AI is Necessary 

ISAIL book
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The Handbook Project

2020 Handbook on AI and International Law & 2021 Handbook on AI and International Law

In July 2020, ISAIL went ahead with its Handbook project to produce a full-fledged handbook on AI and International Law. 

In February 2021, the first handbook was published, which covers various (some 20) fields of international law.

In March 2022, we completed the project by publishing the 2022 Handbook, covering even more (26) fields and areas of and related to international law.

AI and Law Handbook
AI and Law Handbook

The Technical Reports

ISAIL has published two key technical reports addressing important policy and legal dilemmas, related to law and technology governance in India.

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