“Legal Research” (Orientation training) by our partners in Trilateral Research
Our partner Trilateral Research gave a training on legal research, presenting its INGENIOUS project research on the privacy, legal and ethical issues related to technology in disaster zones. The presentation, entitled ‘Legal Research’ took place at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam on 3 March 2020. The event was organised by the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) Netherlands Office, which is a global, pro bono law firm. It was attended by roughly 15 people, mostly Junior Research Associates and Research Associates at PILPG (ordinarily master’s students) and some Senior Research Associates (early-career lawyers, academics, etc.).
The event broadened the audience of the project beyond security or technology professionals and first responders. For lawyers interested in the intersection between technology and law, this presentation of INGENIOUS showed how that could be done within the context of legal research. The presentation used INGENIOUS and some of its components as an example of how to conduct legal research. Attendants had to examine aspects of INGENIOUS technology to look up relevant court decisions and literature on impact assessments.