Midway assessment - The Role of Intergovernmental Organisations (IGOs) in Ensuring Internet Security

PhD candidate Worku Gedefa Urgessa at the Department of Private Law will present his PhD project: "The Role of Intergovernmental Organisations (IGOs) in Ensuring Internet Security ".

Worku Gedefa Urgessa

PhD candidate Worku Gedefa Urgessa


Professor Scott J. Shackleford, Indiana University Bloomington

Leader of the assessment

Assosiate Professor Margrethe Buskerud Christoffersen, Departement of Private Law


Professor Lee A. Bygrave and Professor Tobias Mahler, Department of Private Law

For outline and draft text, contact Worku Gedefa Urgessa.


As an integral part of the SIGNAL project hosted at the NRCCL, this project critically assesses the role of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and international law in establishing security frameworks for cyberspace. It will map the roles and policies of selected IGOs – primarily the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), COE, EU and World Trade Organization (WTO) – in the field of internet security. It will further carry out a critical legal analysis and develop a framework (de lege ferenda) for future roles and policies of these IGOs – in their interaction with other international organizations and non-governmental organizations.


Published May 29, 2019 9:57 AM - Last modified Sep. 5, 2019 2:53 PM