- Research strand: Public interest(s) inside/within international and European institutions and their practices
- Main fields of interest: Artificial Intelligence Digitization of Civil Procedure European Private International law International Commercial Litigation New Technologies and Artificial Intelligence Private International Law Regulatory Competition Research Design
Erlis is a researcher in European private international law at the Asser Institute. His research focuses on international commercial litigation and the competition of international commercial courts. His research interests include digitization of civil procedure and the implications of artificial intelligence deployments in courts.
Prior to joining the Asser Institute, Erlis worked in Albania as a lawyer and as a project director at the High Council of Justice. He obtained his PhD degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam for research on the Competition of Civil Justice Systems in Europe. After completing his PhD, he conducted postdoctoral research on the digitization of court procedures in Europe. Erlis' research has been focused on the reaction of court constituents to the deployment of AI in court. He is also a qualified Albanian lawyer.
Gizem Yalcin, Erlis Themeli, Evert Stamhuis, Stefano Puntoni, Stefan Philipsen. (2022). ‘Perceptions of justice by algorithms’, Artificial Intelligence and Law 2022 1-24.
Erlis Themeli, ‘The Frontiers of Digital Justice in Europe’ in Xandra Kramer, Jos Hoevenaars, Betül Kas, and Erlis Themeli (eds), Frontiers in Civil Justice: Privatizing, Digitizing and Funding Civil Justice in Europe (Edward Elgar, 2022).
Xandra Kramer, Jos Hoevenaars, and Erlis Themeli, ‘Frontiers in Civil Justice – Privatizing, Digitizing and Funding Justice’ in Xandra Kramer, Jos Hoevenaars, Betül Kas, and Erlis Themeli (eds), Frontiers in Civil Justice: Privatizing, Digitizing and Funding Civil Justice in Europe (Edward Elgar, 2022).
Xandra Kramer, Jos Hoevenaars, Betül Kas, and Erlis Themeli ‘Frontiers in Civil Justice: Privatizing, Digitizing and Funding Civil Justice in Europe’ (Edward Elgar, 2022).
Xandra Kramer, Alexandre Biard, Jos Hoevenaars, and Erlis Themeli ‘New Pathways to Civil Justice in Europe’ (Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2021).
Erlis Themeli, and Stefan Philipsen ‘AI as the Court: Assessing AI Deployment in Civil Cases’ in Karim Benyekhlef (ed), AI and Law. A Critical Overview (Éditions Thémis, Montreal 2021). PP. 213-232.
Erlis Themeli, ‘International Commercial Courts Competition in Europe: A Litigation Experience Approach’ in Xandra Kramer and John Sorabji (eds), International Business Courts – A European and Global Perspective (Eleven Publishing, The Hague 2019). PP. 273-296.
Erlis Themeli. (2019). ‘Matchmaking International Commercial Courts and Lawyers’ Preferences in Europe’, Erasmus Law Review 1-2019 [70-81].
Erlis Themeli, ‘Challenges to the collection of evidence in an overly technological society’, in: La Prueba en el Proceso/Evidence in the process (Il Conferencia Internacional & XXVI Jornadas Iberoamericanas de Derecho Procesal IIDP & IAPL) Volume II (Atelier, Salamanca Forthcoming).
Erlis Themeli, ‘The Great Race of Courts: Civil Justice System Competition in the European Union’ (Eleven Publishing, The Hague 2018).
Xandra Kramer, Erlis Themeli, and Emma van Gelder, ‘e-Justice in the Netherlands: The Dutch Pragmatic Approach to Digitalisation’ in Matthias Wendland and Matthias Weller (eds), Digital Single Market (Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2018), p. 209 – 235.
Xandra Kramer and Erlis Themeli, 'The Party Autonomy Paradigm: European and Global Developments on Choice of Forum' in Vesna Lazić and Steven Stuij (eds), Brussels Ibis Regulation: Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme (Asser Press, The Hague 2017), p. 27 – 50.
Erlis Themeli and Pannebakker, Ekaterina (eds.), Academic Poster Presentation: Workshop proceedings (Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam 2016).
Erlis Themeli, 'Sculpturing adjudication as a public good: Competition between jurisdictions as a modelling factor' in Michiel Duchateau and others (eds), Evolution in Dispute Resolution: From Adjudication to ADR (Eleven International Publishing, The Hague 2016), p. 15 – 33.