It would be nice if all of the data which sociologists require could be enumerated because then we could run them through IBM machines and draw charts as the economists do.
However, not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted
– William Cameron, Informal Sociology (1963)

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About the project

COHUBICOL (Counting as a Human Being in the Era of Computational Law) will investigate how the prominence of counting and computation transforms many of the assumptions, operations and outcomes of the law.

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Vanderstichele on data infrastructure of courts and rule of law

In her latest blogpost, Geneviève Vanderstichele claims that a modern interpretation of the rule of law requires that the data infrastructure of the courts is created and managed by the judiciary.

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