Professor for Criminal Law at the Aristotele University in Thessaloniki (Greece)
Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:October–December 2017; October 2021–February 2022
Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:»Artificial intelligence as a challenge for Criminal Law: in search of a new model of criminal liability?«
The research project is trying to answer the question whether we need a new model for ascribing criminal liability in cases of causing harm with the use of AI systems. After delving into the current scope and the significance of the use of artificial intelligence as a challenge for law in general, the research tries in an initial approach to shed light on the emerging concerns and their significance for criminal law and especially to discuss the question of ascribing criminal liability for harm caused by the use of AI systems in the framework of the existing law. On this basis it discusses a wide range of crucial questions of the theoretical framework for ascribing criminal liability and at the end it focuses to answer the question whether alternative schemes of attributing criminal responsibility to an e-person or e-personality is compatible with the European legal civilization. (Maria Kaiafa-Gbandi)
Research partner:Maria Kaiafa-Gbandi follows the invitation of Klaus Günther, Professor of Legal Theory at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. In 2017, her stay was funded by the Frankfurt Cluster of Excellence »The Formation of Normative Orders«. In 2021, her stay is funded by the Frankfurt Reserach Centre »Normative Orders«.
Scholarly profile of Maria Kaiafa-Gbandi Maria Kaiafa-Gbandi is Professor of Criminal Law at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is also Director of the »Research Institute for Transparency, Corruption and Financial Crime« of the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki and a member of the Expert Group of the European Commission on European Criminal Justice.
Please find more information about Maria Kaiafa-Gbandi here.
Main areas of research:International and European Criminal Law
- (co-authored with Ath. Giannakoula and D. Lima) »Combating Crime in the Digital Age: A Critical Review of EU Information Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice – Challenges for Criminal Law and Personal Data Protection in the Post-Interoperability Era«, in: Brill Research Perspectives in Transnational Crime 2:4, 2020.
- (co-authored with Ν. Karaliota, Εl. Kompatsiari and Chr. Lampakis) »The New EU Counter-Terrorism Offences and the Complementary Mechanism of Controlling Terrorist Financing as Challenges for the Rule of Law«, in: Brill, Transnational Crime 3:1, 2020.
- »Artificial Intelligence as a challenge for criminal law«, in: Conference for the 90 years of Law School Aristotle University Thessaloniki (2020 in Greek).
- »Information exchange for the purpose of crime control: The EU-paradigm for controlling terrorism-Challenges of an »Open« System for Collecting and Exchanging Personal Data«, in: EuCLR, 2019, p. 141-174.
- »Prosecution-Led Investigations and Measures of Procedural Coercion in the Field of Corruption«, in: D. Brown, J. Turner, B. Weisser (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Process, 2018, p. 393-416.