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JCP秋季系列活动周成功结束 2014 JCP Autumn Week Completed

JCP秋季活动周系列学术活动

2014 JCP Autumn Academy Week Successfully Completed with a series of expert lectures and high-level forum on international e-commerce law.

联合国国际贸易法委员会与北师大国际电子商务法联合认证项目专家系列讲座

2014年24日—28日,联合国国际贸易法委员会与北师大国际电子商务法联合认证项目专家系列讲座在我校后主楼1822会议室举行,我校互联网政策与法律研究中心薛虹教授主持了此次系列讲座。来自联合国国际贸易法委员会秘书处官员Luca Castellani博士和来自意大利博洛尼亚大学教授、联合国国际贸易法委员会电子商务工作组主席Giusella Finocchiaro教授作为受邀嘉宾。专家系列讲座为英文,吸引了法学院瀚德实验班、法学硕士研究生、法律硕士研究生的同学。在专家系列讲座中,Luca Castellani博士作了关于国际电子商务法、电子签名法、电子通信公约以及无纸化贸易便利化等为主题的讲座,Giusella Finocchiaro教授则着重为我们介绍了欧洲个人数据保护法的立法原则以及立法成效。

在此次系列讲座的前几天里,luca博士以幽默风趣的语言让同学们了解了国际电子签名法的立法目的、立法原则、立法成果以及其在生活中的具体运用。这使同学们接触到了一些新的法律理念,也拓宽了同学们的法律视野,为同学们更好、更深刻的理解和掌握国内外电子商务立法提供了必要的铺垫。另外一位学者Giusella Finocchiaro教授,深入浅出地为同学们阐述了欧洲个人数据保护法方面的知识。为使同学容易理解,她有意放慢了语速反复耐心地为在场的同学们阐述了欧洲关于数据保护的现状以及其未来发展方向,她特别提出的关于数据保护应该作为公民的一项基本权利来保护的观点得到了在场同学的一致认同,在场同学还与Giusella Finocchiaro教授展开了激烈的讨论与问答环节,最后整个讲座在意犹未尽的讨论中结束。

日程安排

11月24 Monday

15:00-15:30 国际电子商务法导论/Orientation on International E-Commerce Law (Dr. Luca Castellani)

15:30-18:00 联合国国际贸易法委员会电子商务法、电子签名法 / Introduction to UNCITRAL texts on electronic commerce; texts on electronic signatures (Dr. Luca Castellani)

The lectures will provide an overview of the various UNCITRAL texts on electronic commerce, including with reference to their Chinese enactment, as well as the tools available to promote their effective use and implementation. It will then discuss in particular UNCITRAL texts on electronic signatures.

11月25 Tuesday

8:30-12:30 联合国电子通信公约:目的与实体条款 / UNCITRAL texts on electronic contracting; UN Electronic Communications Convention: policy goals and substantive provisions (Dr. Luca Castellani)

The lectures will discuss the provisions of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce, and of its Chinese enactment; the history and policy choices behind the UN Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts, and the substantive provisions of that Convention, including in relation to other UNCITRAL texts adopted by China.

19:00-20:30 无纸化贸易便利化与联合国亚太经社委员会地区性协议 / Paperless trade facilitation and the ESCAP agreement (Dr. Luca Castellani)

11月28 Friday 

14:00-17:00 欧洲个人数据保护法 / EU Personal Data Protection Law (Prof. Giusella Finocchiaro)

 

【参会注册】

为统计参会人数、预先作出相应安排以保证本次研讨会的顺利举行,请所有会议参加者务必预先注册,将如下报名表E-mail至如下邮箱。会务组将根据报名表寄发报到通知,告知会议具体安排。

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JCP International Experts Spoke at NPC Seminar on E-Commerce Lawmaking联合认证项目国际专家主讲全国人大电子商务立法交流研讨会

Four Members of JCP International Expert Advisory Committees (IEAC) were invited to speak at the National People’s Congress (NPC) Seminar on E-Commerce Lawmaking on November 26, 2014 at NPC Conference Center. The Seminar was organized to share the international experience on e-commerce law. Mr. Joao Ribeiro, Head of UNCITRAL Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific firstly gave an overview on the social, economic and political impacts of  the UN Convention on Electronic Communication. Dr. Luca Castellani, Co-Director of JCP and Legal Office of UNCITRAL, then gave a comprehensive speech on the legal details of the UN Convention on Electronic Communication. After the interaction with the officials and academics from the Chinese community, 4 foreign experts had informative dialogue with the NPC High-Level Officers on the scope and definition of e-commerce and the general framework of the Chinese e-commerce law that is being drafted. Both parties agreed that e-commerce has entered all aspects of social economic life and should not be defined in any line of business. The foreign experts were especially concurred Mr. Lu Zushang, Member of NPC Standing Committee, Deputy Chair of NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee, that the E-Commerce Law should be a basic law to set out all the necessary principles and overarching issues and lay the ground for further legal development. In the afternoon session, Dr. Yann Duval from UNESCAP talked about the draft Regional Agreement on Paperless Trade, and Prof. Giusella Finocchairo from Bologna University talked about the EU new initiative on data protection. There were valuable communication with the Chinese community all through the seminar.
The Seminar was suggested and co-organized by the JCP and IIPL. All four keynote speakers are the Members of JCP International Expert Advisory Committees (IEAC). Prof. Hong Xue was the interpreter of the Seminar and participated the discussion.
Program
26 November 2014, 9:00-17:00
Chair: Mr. Lu Zushan, Member of NPC Standing Committee, Deputy Chair of NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee
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Mr. Peng Seng, Member of NPC Standing Committee, Deputy Chair of NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee
Mr. Fu Shuangjian, Member of NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee
Ms. Qian Fangli, Member of NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee
Foreign Experts:
Mr. Joao Ribeiro, Head of UNCITRAL Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific
Dr. Luca Castellani, Co-Director of JCP and Legal Office of UNCITRAL
Dr. Yann Duval, UNESCAP
Prof. Giusella Finocchairo, Bologna University
Chinese Experts:
Ms. Liu Hong, Ministry of Commerce Treaty and Law Department, Head of Communication Section
Mr. Ma Yuchi, Ministry of Commerce Treaty and Law Department, Deputy Head of Communication Section
Mr. Wang Yan, General Administration of Customs, Politics and Law Department, Deputy Head
Mr. Li Zhengjun, State Administration of Industry and Commerce, Law and Regulation Department, Officer
Mr. A La Mu Si, China E-Commerce Association
Ms. Zhang Zejin, China Online Transaction Security Center
Mr. Pan Jianshan, Shenzhen Market and Quality Supervision Commission
Staff:
Mr. Shi Yuzhi,  NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee Research Department, Deputy Head
Mr. Liu Rui, NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee Research Department
Ms. Song Yanni, NPC Legislative Committee Economic Law Department
Mr. Gu Yan, NPC Standing Committee Secretariat Supervisory Department
Ms. Zhou Jin, NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee Office
Observers from Beijing University, Beijing Normal University, Beijing University of Post and Telecommunication, University of International Business and Economics and a couple of law firms.

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国际电子商务法联合认证项目全球首发!

追求卓越,协作共赢

北京师范大学—联合国国际贸易法委员会

联合认证项目[1]

国际电子商务法:理论与实践

一、目标 与使命

为了适应我国电子商务国际贸易的飞速发展,促进我国机构与企业了解电子商务的国际法及主要国家与地区的法律,更积极地参与有关国际律规则的发展进程,维护我国重要的经济利益,北京师范大学与联合国国际贸易法委员会合作,于2013年10月签署合作协议,建立了全球首个专门关于“国际电子商务法”的联合认证项目,由联合国国际贸易法委员会亚太中心、北京师范大学国际交流与合作处及法学院作为支持单位,联合国国际贸易法委员会电子商务工作组负责人卢卡.卡斯特拉尼博士与北京师范大学互联网政策与法律研究中心薛虹教授担任项目的联合主任。作为中国协助联合国向发展中国家提供法律技术援助的有机组成部分,联合认证项目已经向柬埔寨、哈萨克斯坦、斯里兰卡等国家政府官员提供国际电子商务法的能力建设法律培训及该国电子商务立法的咨询与建议。国际电子商务法联合认证项目从事电子商务立法国际比较研究及国际法律研究,正在成为我国与国际组织与国外机构进行电子商务法国际交流与合作的桥梁与纽带。

二、合作基础

联合国国际贸易法委员会是联合国系统在国际贸易法领域中的核心法律机构,在全球拥有广泛成员,四十多年来在全世界范围内专门从事商法改革,致力于协调各种国际商务规则并使之现代化。除此之外,联合国国际贸易法委员会还可以提供法律技术支持,以促进在商业交易领域制定现代、公平、和谐的法律规定的法律改革计划。

联合国国际贸易法委员会起草了《电子商务示范法》及《电子商务公约》等重要的国际电子商务法文件,并正在拟定新的国际法律规范。与北京师范大学共同打造的这一联合认证项目,将为电子商务领域,特别是跨境电商,带来全新知识与智慧体验。

三、课程内容

项目共有6个课程单元,在每学年秋季/春季学期的两周内集中授课。可同时获得北京师范大学的学分。学生也可选择参加任一学期的课程学习。

课程内容单元如下:

1. Legal Issues in Cross-Border E-Transactions (跨境电子交易法律问题)

2. Legal Issues in Cross-Border Data flow (跨境数据流通的法律问题)

3. Dispute Resolution For Cross-Border E-Commerce(跨境电子商务的争议解决)

4. Internet Governance in E-Commerce (电子商务中的互联网治理问题)

5. Intellectual Property Issues in Cross-Border E-Commerce(跨境电子商务的知识产权法律问题)

6. Governmental Regulation on Cross-Border E-Commerce (跨境电子商务的监管法)

 

四、教学管理和师资力量

联合国国际贸易法委员会与北师大共同组建国际专家顾问委员会,监督及保障教学质量。北京师范大学国际交流与合作处、北京师范大学法学院为项目提供支持。

联合国国际贸易法委员会秘书长Renaud Sorieul先生、北京师范大学陈光巨副校长任国际专家顾问委员会联席主席。
项目由国内外知名法律专家团队授课,并将定期邀请国内外电子商务业界、政府、司法机关的专家进行实务讲座。授课专家包括:
Dr. Luca Castellani, Secretary of UNCITRAL Working Group IV (Electronic Commerce) & Co-Director of Joint Certificate Program

Mr. Joao Ribeiro, Head, UNCITRAL RCAP

Prof. Guisella Finocchiaro, Professor of Internet Law and of Private Comparative Law at the University of Bologna, Italy; Chair of UNCITRAL E-Commerce Working Group

阿拉木斯,中国电子商务协会政策法律委员会副主任、国家电子商务示范城市创建项目专家组成员、国家发改委高技术司专家组成员、阿里巴巴集团政策研究室高级顾问、网规研究中心主任

薛虹,北京师范大学法学院教授、博士生导师、互联网政策与法律研究中心主任、联合国无纸化贸易专家网络顾问委员会委员、商务部电子商务咨询专家、联合认证项目中方主任

课程教学语言英文、中文。2周内集中授课。招生面向从事电子商务管理及经营的专业人员,每期仅限15人。学习完成,可获得联合国国际贸易法委员会与北京师范大学联合签署的文凭;完成其中任1学期,获得联合国国际贸易法委员会与北京师范大学联合签署的该学期文凭。参加者向北京师范大学交纳全额4,000美元(每个学期2,000美元)学费。
2014-2015学年秋季学期集中授课将于11月24-30日“JCP国际电子商务法活动周”进行。学员除了参加集中授课,还可免费参加“中外专家系列专题讲座”/“首届国际电子商务法高层论坛”等活动。

有意参加者可向北京师范大学与联合国国际贸易法委员会联合组成的工作委员会提出申请,于2014年9月30日前提交中英文简历及与电子商务有关的工作经历的陈述。提交申请以电子邮件方式进行,邮件地址为jcp@bnu.edu.cn。经工作委员会进行审查、录取的学生,将成为北师大正式在校生,并能获得有关课程学分。


[1] 本项目获得了使用联合国标志的专门授权。

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Amber Alert on Micro-Blog

Professor Jianrong Yu, from Chinese Academy of Social Science, launched a campaign to save “children beggars” via micro-blog system.

It’s reported that more than 200,000 children were missing in China every year. The number is astonishing. Most missing children were kidnapped and sold to gangsters who use children to beg for money on the streets. There has been a considerable large black market of children trafficking operating many years. The children beggars, as young as 3 or 4 years old, are in miserable condition, frequently being beaten, starved and abused.

Prof. Yu’s campaign is let the people to photograph the children beggars on the streets and post the photos on micro-blog so that the parents of the missing children could find the clue of their babies. Prof. Yu’s call was warmly responded by more than 55,000 micro-blog posts with 800 photos of children. It’s reported that several children were indeed saved by the information revealed on the micro-blog.

However, the civil society campaign could make mistakes. For example, the parents from Shanxi discovered a boy beggar in a photo taken in Zhuhai looking extremely similar to their baby and reported to police. The local police immediately arrested the man who led the said children beggar and declared a success of micro-blog salvation. Sadly, it was too early to celebrate for the family reunion.  The boy was not the son of Shanxi parents.

There are other concerns over the campaign. All the children’s photos are published online. Does it violate the children’s privacy and minor’s legal protection? Would the photos be utilized for illegal purposes, such as commercial ads or extortion by organized crimes? Who is responsible for protecting the children’s personal information?

Fortunately, the campaign has noted these issues. Prof. Yu said a database of missing children will be set up and people’s submissions will not be publicly accessible anyway. Then it arises other issues, such as transparency of information and sustainability of the operation.

Some Congressmen have urged the police to take more effective actions against children kidnapping and trafficking and improve the social welfare system to help poor children, particularly in migrant workers’ families.

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BBS Operator not Liable for Defamation but Not Without Obligation

Professor Cai who publicly called for cancellation of the so-called Golden Week (week-long public holidays) in China found himself defamed and cursed by a large number of people on a BBS named after him. The furious Professor sued the BBS service provider, Baidu (one of the largest Internet company in China), for defamation. The first-instance court recently rendered the decision that Baidu was not the direct tortfeasor, neither did it knowing providing service to defame Prof. Cai. The court noted that Baidu’s act of taking timely measures to prevent the further spread of defamatory information after receiving valid notification from Prof. Cai was capable of proving its innocent. Interestingly, the court dismissed Prof. Cai’s claim for deleting the relevant BBS in the same name as him, because name of the BBS, per se, was not infringing and the people had the right to make comments on public issues or figures. However, the court ruled that Baidu must, within the capable of network technology, assume the obligation of a honest manage to identify its subscribers who had posted the defamatory information. Prof. Cai’s agent declared to appeal against the decision.

The decision rings the alarm for Internet users. With the implementation of the Tort Liability Law, netizens are exposed to more liabilities for infringement against civil rights. Previously, they were only subject to copyright enforcement. Now they must watch out any other rights, such as rights for reputation, honor, portraits and names. A service provider’s obligation to disclose users’ identities would have serious impact on privacy. In the above-mentioned case, the court demanded Baidu to identify all the persons who had cursed, insulted or verbally threatened Prof. Cai. However, how would Baidu judge if a post is insulting, defamatory or threatening? What if Baidu makes arbitrary judgment and unreasonably disclose some users’ personal information to Prof. Cai?

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