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A law-as-code approach to fundamentally transform rulemaking in Greece

Presented at Endorse 2021 on 17 March 2021

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A law-as-code approach to fundamentally transform rulemaking in Greece

  1. 1.  Law-as-Code: what is it?  Research partnership  Proof of Concept  How it’s done  Step-by-step guide  Contact & disclaimer
  2. 2.  Drafting rules (law) in machine- consumable language (code)  2019 Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI/OECD) trend  Language – Technology agnostic  Isomorphism:+ equivalency of code & law  Notion of ‘legal engineering’ + Capon & Cohen, 1992
  3. 3. Hellenic OCR Team SmartLegal  Crowd-sourcing initiative  Processing & analysis of parliament data  Open science, software & data  Public, private & academia sectors  Experts (39) & institutions (4) in 12 countries  Beyond state-of-the-art projects  Machine-consumable rules  Reverse (legal) engineering approach (RE)  Law development with modeling toolsets  Enable digital service delivery  Based in Wellington, New Zealand
  4. 4.  Traditional  Structural advancement  Semantic evolution LogLaw AKN
  5. 5.  Build a consortium  Put an interdisciplinary team together  Find an ideal proof-of-concept  Design a training curriculum  Train the team  Complete the assignment  Organize a demonstrator
  6. 6. Semantic representation (part of art. 3 L.4703/2020) Log Law Hellenic Law 4703 Does the assembly comply with Article 3? Hellenic Law 4703 If Public outdoor assembly = false then true else Notification Public outdoor assembly Is the assembly a public outdoor assembly? Public outdoor assembly if rule1 = true and rule2 = true then block1 else false Public outdoor assembly:rule1 Is the assembly of persons to take place in an open, non- enclosed space, on a temporary basis? Public outdoor assembly:rule2 Is the assembly of persons for the same purpose, in particular for joint testimony, presentation of options, formulation of requests of whatever nature, or decisions on them? Public outdoor assembly:block1 if Fixed assembly = true or Moving assembly = true then true else false Notification Has the notification requirement of Article 3 been complied with? Notification If Notice irrelevant = true then true else Article 3 Notice irrelevant Is notification irrelevant for compliance with Article 3? Notice irrelevant If May Day = true or November17 = true then true else false May Day May Day exception? May Day If rule1= true then true else false May Day:rule1 Is the assembly taking place to celebrate May Day? November17 November 17 exception? November17 If rule1= true then true else false
  7. 7. Visualization of a digital executable model (art. 3 L.4703/2020)
  8. 8. web: hellenicOCRteam.gr email: info@hellenicOCRteam.gr The information and views set out in this presentation are only those of the author and do not reflect the official opinion of the Hellenic Parliament

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