Law, Politics and Economics

 
LINE 1. PERSON'S RIGHTS, INTANGIBLE GOODS AND DIGITAL SPACE     

Researchers

Group

 
Fundamental Rights, Legal Principles, Justice
 
Analysis, from the perspective of the philosophy of law and legal theory, of aspects related to the structure, interpretation and application of legal principles, with special focus into fundamental rights; analysis of conflicts of rights, balancing and proportionality; theoretical foundations of human rights, their relations with theories of justice and other areas of political philosophy; the link between law and morals.
 
Email: dmartinezz@uoc.edu
 
 
DDI
 
Ethical aspects of AI
 
Analysis of the ethical issues and challenges posed by the developments in the field of artificial intelligence, as well as proposals on ethical criteria or guidelines to guide developments in this field, applied to any of the areas, such as transport, investments, automated decisions, the application of law (artificial judge), health,  etc., as well as the relevance of the transparency of the processes or the impact on privacy and other rights, among other issues.
 
Email: dmartinezz@uoc.edu
DDI

Comprehensive protection of children and adolescents from violence

Empirical and legal study of violence against children. Design and evaluation of programmes for prevention, detection, action or intervention in possible cases of child abuse (of any form of violence). Evaluation of the application and impact of Organic Law 8/2021, of 4 June, on the comprehensive protection of children and adolescents against violence in educational centres and social entities.

Email: imontielj@uoc.edu
Sistema de justícia penal

Intermediary liability

This research proposal focuses on issues related to the liability of internet intermediaries for third-party content uploaded to their services or otherwise intermediated. It may address, in particular, liability regarding copyright or trademark infringements. Comparative analyses are encouraged, particularly regarding the EU and US legal frameworks.

Dr. Miquel Peguera
Email: mpeguera@uoc.edu
DDI

The tax treatment of unmarried couples

The tax treatment of unmarried couples is a controversial field of research in the field of financial and tax law, especially due to the competence of the Autonomous Communities over their regulation and their similarities with the institution of marriage, despite the fact that they are not comparable legal realities. For this reason, this thesis proposes the delimitation and study of their tax treatment, with the aim of highlighting the main controversial issues that arise and making the necessary proposals for improvement.

Dr. Irene Rovira Ferrer
Email: iroviraf@uoc.edu
TAXBUSINESS

Sexual violence in intimate partner relationships

Empirical and legal study on sexual violence in intimate partner relationships and the response of the criminal justice system

Email: jtamarit@uoc.edu
 
Sistema de justícia penal
 
Legal and victimological study on the forced disappearance of children during Franco's regime
 
Study on the problem of stolen children and the forced disappearance of children during Franco's regime and on the possible responses to their reparation needs. To reconstruct the possible situation of victimisation of single mothers and children during the aforementioned period and to seek answers to the reparation needs that this victimisation may have created. This will be done, on the one hand, through an exhaustive documentary study that will allow us to obtain relevant statistical data, and on the other hand, through qualitative interviews with several witnesses of the time and children who have resided in the institution.
 
The research has to allow to know what are the needs experienced by the persons involved and in a framework of investigation of their origins, what is, for them, the best way to satisfy these needs, which is linked to the options of restorative justice. Likewise, as these victimisations were inflicted in an institutional context, the study has to consider what response could be given at this level to eventual requests for reparation from the victims.
 
Email: jtamarit@uoc.edu
Sistema de justícia penal

Copyright online enforcement

Questions regarding the enforcement of copyright online. Problems of applicable law and jurisdiction. Identifying infringers. ISP liability. 

Email: rxalabarder@uoc.edu
DDI

Copyright Law and Artificial Intelligence

Questions regarding originality, authorship, related rights. Should AI outputs be protected under Copyright law? And if so, how? 

 
Email: rxalabarder@uoc.edu
 
  
DDI

Free speech and ISP regulation

Rules regulating ISP liability and how they may affect the enforcement of free speech online.

 
Email: rxalabarder@uoc.edu
DDI

Copyright Exceptions and Limitations in the EU acquis

The (un)harmonized regime of Exceptions and Limitations in EU acquis. Special reference to the "recent trend" of further harmonization through mandatory E&L. 

 
Email: rxalabarder@uoc.edu
 
 
DDI

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

Legal implications of blockchain and other advanced technologies applied to online dispute resolution. 

 
Email: avilalta@uoc.edu
DDI

Access to Justice (A2J) and justice systems

The transition towards a full digitization to achieve an open, relational, resilient, efficient justice that is committed to the real needs of people, particularly those with some degree of disability or vulnerability, and taking advantage of the full potential of cutting-edge technology within the full respect of fundamental rights.

Email: avilalta@uoc.edu
DDI

Sectorial ADR and digitalization

Mediation and other mechanisms of dispute resolution -conciliation, arbitration, ombudsman schemes- are permeating a number of sectors (consumers, travel and turism, entertaiment, sports, etc.) that are demanding specialized knowledge and implementation. Identification of new areas of expertise and analysis.

Email: avilalta@uoc.edu
DDI