I&J organized

Published on
July 9, 2019

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network has been selected to participate with a dedicated session in the WTO Public Forum in Geneva on October 11, 2019 at 8:30-10:00am. 

The session entitled “The Next Generation and Trust in the Internet: Best Practices for Addressing Cross-Border Legal Challenges” will discuss how to maintain the trust in cross-border online services and interactions in order to ensure that coming generations can continue to have confidence in the Internet.

The session will moreover present the results of recent work by the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network by leading global multistakeholder actors and the Outcome Documents from the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, containing concrete proposals for Operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms to address some of the most pressing cross-border legal challenges of the digital 21st century.

The panellists will discuss why the tension between the transnational Internet and national jurisdictions needs to be dealt with on a cross border, multi-jurisdiction basis, and the importance of this work for the young generation that have grown up with the Internet as an integral part of their lives. 

The session will be moderated by I&J Deputy Executive Director Paul Fehlinger and speakers include:

Neha Mishra
Researcher, Global Economic Law Network and Doctoral Candidate
University of Melbourne

Chrystiane Roy
First Secretary, Digital Policy and Cybersecurity
Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN in Geneva and the WTO

Mario Cimoli
Deputy Executive Secretary
UN ECLAC

Nicholas Bramble
Public Policy Manager
Google


The Public Forum is WTO’s largest annual outreach event and gathers actors from politics, business, academics and civil society for discussions on trade and development. The theme of the 2019 Public Forum is “Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World”.

The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network participated in a workshop organized by the World Bank Group and the McKinsey Global Institute Internet Governance at the 2016 WTO Public Forum and Deputy Executive Director Paul Fehlinger was invited to give a presentation at the “Simply Services” speaker serie in September 2018.