• Digital World and Robotics
  • Societal and economic transition & Risk management

Centre for Ethical Law and Procedures (CDEP)

Research unit - UR 2471


Bringing together specialists from different branches of law (private law, commercial and business law, public law, European and international law), the Centre for Ethical Law and Procedures (CDEP) of the University of Artois develops research activities on four major axes. These axes are, first, the protection of the person in relation to vulnerability, second, the protection of heritage in its various components, third, the protection of territory and the environment, finally, the analysis of ethical issues and new regulations for artificial intelligence.


  • Hugues Hellio


Rue d'Esquerchin
Faculté de Droit Alexis de Tocqueville
59500 DOUAI


Centre for Ethical Law and Procedures


Effectif total : 33

Personnel de recherche : 18

Personnel d'appui à la recherche : 1



• Family law
• Law of obligations
• Commercial Law
• Law of companies in difficulty
• Health Law
• Social Law
• Criminal law
• Planning Law
• Environmental Law
• European law
• Public international law
• Public Finance and Accounting
• Theory of Law
• Fundamental rights and the fight against discrimination
• Law and gender
• Foreign law
• Artificial Intelligence Law

Example(s) of projects

• Regional Case Law Workshop (Court of Appeal and Administrative Court of Appeal) and associated case law letters commented 🡭
• ANR IA Chair 🡭

Services offers

Applications sectors

  • Science / Research

Consulting services

Consulting services in all our fields of expertise. Education and Training; Research and Science; Law and Justice


The scientific equipment of the CDEP is essentially constituted by its extensive and regularly updated documentary fund. It is accessible to external clients after prior request.


Affiliated institutions / organisations


Doctoral schools

Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Digital World and Robotics
    • Artificial intelligence, image processing, data science
  • Societal and economic transition & Risk management
    • Public and European policies
    • Societal issues, employment, inclusion, social innovation