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Transnational Due Process: A Case Study in Multi-stakeholder Cooperation

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 07, 2015 03:47 PM
The Internet & Jurisdiction Project is organizing the workshop “Transnational due process: A case study in multi-stakeholder cooperation” at the Internet Governance Forum convened by the United Nations on November 10-13, 2015. Sunil Abraham will be a speaker in this event.

Multi-stakeholder cooperation is necessary to develop and implement operational solutions to Internet Governance challenges. One such challenge is the tension between the cross-border nature of the Internet and diverse national jurisdictions. As a result, direct requests are increasingly addressed by public authorities and courts in one country to Internet platforms and DNS operators in other jurisdictions for domain seizures, content takedowns and user identification.

Since 2012, the Internet & Jurisdiction Project facilitates a multi-stakeholder dialogue process on this issue. More than 80 entities have collaboratively produced a draft transnational due process framework.

The roundtable at the Internet Governance Forum 20125 will gather participants in the I&J Project from different stakeholder groups to report on the progress of the Internet & Jurisdiction process and talk about:

  • the method employed to develop this framework, challenges encountered and solutions found
  • the potential distribution of roles among the respective stakeholders in the operation of the diverse framework components


  • ANNE CARBLANC, Head of Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
  • EILEEN DONAHUE, Director Global Affairs, Human Rights Watch
  • BYRON HOLLAND, President and CEO, CIRA (Canadian ccTLD)
  • CHRISTOPHER PAINTER, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, US Department of State
  • SUNIL ABRAHAM, Executive Director, CIS India
  • ALICE MUNYUA, Lead dotAfrica Initiative and GAC representative, African Union Commission
  • Speaker tbc, Google
  • FRANK LaRUE, Former UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression
  • Speaker tbc, German Federal Foreign Office
  • HARTMUT GLASER, Executive Secretary, Brazilian Internet Steering Committee
  • MATT PERAULT, Head of Policy Development, Facebook

This was published on the website of Internet & Jurisdiction Also see this on IGF website.