I&J contributed

Published on
June 17, 2019

I&J Executive Director Bertrand de la Chapelle participated in the seminar "Human Rights Challenges in the Digital Age: Judicial Perspectives" on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

The seminar was jointly organized by the Directorate General of Human Rights and the Rule of Law of the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights with the support of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and brought together members of the judiciary, regulators, and experts to discuss human rights challenges in the digital age.

The seminar was structured around three main themes: freedom of expression in the digital environment, jurisdiction in the World Wide Web and the legal framework for the phenomenon of Big Data. I&J Executive Director participated in the session “Determining Jurisdiction in the World Wide Web: the Case of Data Protection” and discussed the case of territorial jurisdiction vis-à-vis the cross-border nature of the internet.

Other panelists included Siofra O’Leary, Judge, European Court of Human Rights and Faiza Patel, Co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center, New York University School of Law. The session was moderated by Eleanor Sharpston, QC, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union.