About Us

Our Programme

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has benefited from a number of recent technological advances. But beyond technical research and commercial opportunities, this transformative technology is fundamentally altering the field of law. As AI changes our society, laws and regulations around AI and cyber operations are adapting. The current speed of development and adoption of AI poses challenges to policymakers seeking to create regulations and use AI applications to improve government operations. The same challenge also applies to how laws around AI respond to service delivery, and the socioeconomic impacts of those technologies. Innovations such as autonomous vehicles are already challenging traditional regulatory regimes and planning in transit, infrastructure, and public safety. Natural language processing and predictive algorithms are already operating inside everyday technology in our homes and workplaces. The use of AI also relies heavily on cyberspace, the regulation of which is rapidly evolving. This Programme examines the priorities and interests of different stakeholders involved in the governance of cyberspace (in military operations, cross-border data flows and cyber terrorism, for instance), with a focus on human rights and civil liberties issues.

Programme Leads

Huiru Wang

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in AI, Cyber Law & Technology Policy

Huiru Wang is a Ph.D. candidate in public international law from Jilin University (China). She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Surrey (UK) from 2017 to 2018, a qualified legal practitioner in China, an active participant in the Jessup International Law Moot Court, a Certificate of Honors awardee at the Xiamen Academy of International Law in 2015 and 2017, and a student member of BIICL and ESIL.

Her research interests include Compliance with and Enforcement of the Judgments of the International Court of Justice, International Rule of Law in Cyberspace, The Role of Non-state Actors in International Law, and the Accountability of Transnational Corporations under International Rule of Law.

Jake Effoduh

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in AI, Cyber Law & Technology Policy

Jake Okechukwu Effoduh is a PhD Candidate at the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Canada. He is also a Partner at Praxis & Gnosis Law Firm in Nigeria where he practices as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He holds master’s degrees in International Law from Osgoode Hall Law School and from the University of Oxford in the U.K. Prior to studying law, Effoduh anchored two of Nigeria’s most popular radio programs, earning several local and international awards for his advocacy on radio. His doctorate research is on the legitimization of Artificial Intelligence for Human Rights in Africa.

Dr Heather Morgan


University of Aberdeen

Heather is a multidisciplinary social scientist whose formal training spans law, French language, forensic medicine, philosophy, gender studies, social research, sociology, criminology and health services research. She has over ten years’ experience of University research and teaching and collaborations with external partners.