The cross-border nature of the Internet has generated unprecedented economic, social, and political benefits for humanity; however, tensions concerning the application of national laws on the global Internet are increasing.
In response to a pressing need for more collaboration among all actors to preserve the global character of the Internet, the Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference gathered key senior participants from governments, businesses, technical operators, civil society, academia, and international organizations to specifically address the issue of jurisdiction for the first time on a global level.
The Conference of the global multistakeholder policy network Internet & Jurisdiction built on progress achieved since 2012 and provided a unique opportunity to take stock of the current state of jurisdiction on the Internet.
The objectives of the Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference were to build trust between the different stakeholders, to bridge policy silos, and to enable multistakeholder cooperation. It aimed to catalyze the development of shared cooperation frameworks and policy standards that are as transnational as the Internet itself in order to promote legal interoperability and establish due process across borders.
Institutional supporters of the Conference were the OECD, European Commission, UNESCO, Council of Europe, the Slovak 2016 Presidency of the Council of the EU, and ICANN. It took place at the Ministerial Conference Center provided by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Internet & Jurisdiction is grateful to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for providing the Ministerial Conference Center as the venue for the 2016 Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference.
She is committed to the empowerment of young women leaders and actively participates in Vital Voices as a mentor, and also belongs to AS/COAS Hemispheric Women Network. Bio
Before returning to Berlin, he was Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Office of the United Nations and the other International Organizations in Geneva (2012 - 2015).
From October 2011 to July 2012 Dr. Fitschen was a Faculty Member of the Geneva Center for Security Policy.
He is a lawyer by training and holds a doctorate in international law from the University of Saarbrücken. Dr. Fitschen joined the Federal Foreign Office in 1990.
Dr. Fitschen is a member of the German Society of International Law (DGIR), the European Society of International Law (ESIL) and the German United Nations Association (DGVN). Bio
Minister-Counselor, has been Deputy General Director for Political Affairs and
Principal Director for Security, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation since September 2015. Mr. Incarnato began his diplomatic career in 1985, serving as a political officer in Mogadishu in 1987, then in Paris, from 1990. From 1997 to 2001, he worked at the Italian Mission to the United Nations, New York, as Head of the disarmament and peacekeeping division. In this position, he also dealt with African issues in the Security Council.
From 2001 to 2005, he worked at the Italian Permanent Mission to the European
Union, as a national representative in the civilian crisis management committee and the political-military group. He also served as Cyber security coordinator and Sherpa for the Nuclear Security Summit in the General Directorate for Political Affairs. Bio
Enabling Multistakeholder Cooperation