ELI Croatian Hub held the 20th Webinar in its Webinar Series


On 13 December 2022, the ELI Croatian Hub held the 20th webinar in a series of webinars organised to contribute to the discussion on current ELI projects and recent developments in Croatian, comparative, and EU law. The webinar gathered 40 participants from Croatia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia.

The webinar started with a welcome address from Dr Ivan Tot (ELI Croatian Hub Co-Chair; Assistant Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business) and was followed by a lecture on ‘Civil Law Liability for Artificial Intelligence’, delivered by Nasir Muftić LLM (Research Assistant and PhD Candidate at the University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Law, Department of Civil Law).

In his lecture, Nasir Muftić presented the main findings of his doctoral dissertation on ‘The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Civil Law with Special Focus on Liability’ written under the supervision of Professor Christiane Wendehorst (University of Vienna, Faculty of Law) and Professor Meliha Povlakić (University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Law). The lecture discussed the notion and characteristics of artificial intelligence (AI), different bases of liability for AI (fault-based liability, strict liability, vicarious liability, and product liability) and the issues related to persons responsible for AI, the burden of proof and causation, and proper allocation of risks. The lecture foucsed whether current liability rules in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in Croatia, are fit for the proper regulation of AI, with reference to recent proposals for the AI Act and the new Product Liability Directive.

The lecture was followed by a lively Q&A session.

The agenda of the webinar is available here.

The next ELI Croatian Hub webinar will be held on 17 January 2023.