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Tuesday, December 6 • 13:00 - 13:20
[LIGHTNING SESSION] Are Tribunals re-inventing Global Internet Governance?

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[20-Minute Lightning Session]

The objective of the session is to discuss the evolution and key dimensions of the jurisprudence around the world as it relates to, and impacts on, Global Internet Regulation with a particular focus on content regulation and on access. Until recently, tribunals played a fairly marginal role as far as on-line issues were concerned, particularly compared to the technology itself, Corporate actors, and users and civil society. This has changed a few years back, with judicial rulings emerging as one of the main forces shaping or at the very least influencing Internet regulation globally. Some recent decisions include for instance the infamous ECJ “Right to be Forgotten” decision followed by the CNIL demand that the de-indexation be implemented globally, or the ECfHR “Delfi” decision, possibly prefiguring a more segmented and diverse legal understanding of “intermediary”, and the decisions related to surveillance. The proposed session will be an opportunity to highlight and discuss the role of Tribunals as norms entrepreneurs. Panelists will present and analyse recent judicial decisions from 5 different regions that directly impact on the principles and/or working of Internet Regulation globally. They will be invited to compare these decisions, and to debate their impact, beyond the national boundaries of the tribunals’ jurisdictions, on the global regulation of Internet and on its inclusive and sustained growth. 

Tuesday December 6, 2016 13:00 - 13:20 CST
Lightning Session Area