Retrospect is the flagship, open-access publication of the Internet & Jurisdiction policy network, documenting policy developments, judicial decisions, international agreements, and other cases that reflect jurisdictional tensions on the cross-border internet. Retrospect is supported by the I&J Observatory.


I&J Papers offer a comprehensive and timely overview of jurisdiction on the internet and related policy developments, while I&J Articles are guest contributions written by the Internet & Jurisdiction Secretariat for institutional publications or news outlets.

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Data & Jurisdiction Program Paper

May 12, 2017

Criminal investigations increasingly require access to information about users and digital evidence stored by private companies in jurisdictions outside the requesting country. Existing systems for cross-border user data requests are under stress and the problem...

Content & Jurisdiction Program Paper

May 12, 2017

Content legal in one country can be illegal in another one. Protecting human rights and freedom of expression when dealing with hate speech, harassment, security threats, incitement to violence, or discrimination on the internet is...

Domains & Jurisdiction Program Paper

May 12, 2017

Cross-border domain name suspension requests are increasingly sent to technical operators based on the content or activity of underlying websites. Such measures have global impact by nature and therefore require strong procedural guarantees to ensure...

I&J Article published in Indian CyFy Journal

October 18, 2016

An I&J article written by Bertrand de La Chapelle and Paul Fehlinger, Internet & Jurisdiction's Directors, was published in Global Policy: Digital Debates 2016, the third volume of the Observer Research Foundation's CyFy Journal. The article, titled "Jurisdiction on the Internet: How to Move...

"Rule of Laws" I&J Article for Freedom Online Coalition

September 8, 2016

An I&J Article titled The Rule of Law(s) on the Cross-border Internet was published by the Freedom Online Coalition on September 8, 2016. The article appeared as part of the FOC's Digital Development and Openness working group blog series, and was written by I&J's Deputy...

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