I&J convened

Published on
October 15, 2018

The Session of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network at the thirteenth Annual Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

See the video recording of the session. 

The I&J Secretariat informed participants at the IGF about the outcomes of the 2nd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, which was organized in partnership with the Government of Canada on February 26-28, 2018, in Ottawa, and institutionally supported by the OECD, Council of Europe, UNESCO, European Commission and ICANN.

In detail, the I&J Secretariat provided an update on the progress of the three multistakeholder Contact Groups that were set up to implement the Ottawa Roadmap. Over 100 stakeholders from all five continents currently work in the Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction, and Domains & Jurisdiction Contact Groups to develop proposals for operational solutions and policy standards. The result of their work will be released in April 2019 for deliberations, and serve as input for the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network on June 3-5, 2019, which is organized in partnership with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Speakers of the Session included Bertrand de La Chapelle, Executive Director of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, Paul Fehlinger, Deputy Director of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, Rudolf Gridl, Head of the Unit of Internet Governance at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Luisa Paez, Policy Advisor at the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development of the Government of Canada, Robert Young, Legal Counsel at the Criminal, Security and Diplomatic Law Division of Global Affairs Canada and Coordinator of the Data & Jurisdiction Contact Group, Professor Wolfgang Schulz, Director of the Hans-Bredow Institute and Coordinator of the Content & Jurisdiction Contact Group, and Maarten Botterman, Director of GNKS Consult and Director of the  ICANN Board and Coordinator of the Domains & Jurisdiction Contact Group.