(No.160) CYBERLAW AND ITS ROLE IN INTERNET GOVERNANCE

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Status: 
Rejected
Workshop Theme: 
Internet Governance for Development [IG4D]
Theme Question: 

Question 2

Concise Description of Workshop: 

Internet governance has indeed come a long way. Cyberlaw or the law pertaining to the Internet has played an increasingly important role in the growth and development of Internet governance. Yet these are only the early days. A lot of work needs to be done in this regard. How can Cyberlaw provide an effective enabling international platform for ensuring discussion amongst relevant stakeholders? Is there a need for an international consensus on cyber legal principles so as to further the growth of Internet governance? Does consensus on jurisdictional issues hold an important key to further the cause of Internet Governance? Can Internet governance be used as tools for further promoting the value and significance of Cyberlaw? Should countries be allowed to legislate national legislations, which could have a further detrimental impact upon the growth of Internet? Is there a need for an international treaty on Internet Governance? If so, which would be the appropriate forum for the same and what common legal and policy principles should be incorporated therein? How would be the successful working of such an international arrangement be ensured? Can Internet Governance Forum play an important role in this regard? These and other related aspects that would be covered under the said workshop.

Organiser(s) Name: 

Cyberlaws.Net

Previous Workshop(s): 

Yes,the President of Cyberlaws.Net, Mr. Pavan Duggal has organized various workshops and addresses various workshops including IGF held at Athens, Rio De Janerio, Hyderabad and Sharm-El-Sheikh.

Submitted Workshop Panelists: 

Prof Michael Geist, CanadaProf Susan Brenner, USAProf Graham Greenleaf, AustraliaProf Hong Xiu, ChinaPavan Duggal, President, Cyberlaws.Net

Name of Remote Moderator(s): 
SHEFFALI