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The European Society of International Law, the Jagiellonian University Chair of Public International Law and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies invite established public international scholars and young researchers to take part in a joint Symposium on the Frontiers of International Law in Cyberspace.

The symposium will consist of two one-day events, one organized on 15 May 2020 in Kraków, the other in November 2020 in Leiden. The idea is to consider the challenges posed by cyberspace to traditional notions and areas of international law in light of the interconnectedness of global networks, our growing dependency on information and communication technologies and the cybersecurity challenges posed by malicious behaviour by States and non-State groups.

  • The Kraków event will focus on issues relating to responsible State behaviour in cyberspace and State measures to ensure resilience of national networks.
  • The Leiden event will concentrate on ensuring protection of and respect of human rights online and look at the role ICTs can play to ensure sustainable development and environmental protection.

The Call for Papers for the Kraków event can be found here.

The event will be hosted by the Jagiellonian University; more information about the venue and the University can be found here.

An Agenda for the event will be posted in due course, once the papers are selected.

Important dates

  • 15 December 2019: submission of abstracts for the Kraków event
  • 5 January 2020: notification of acceptance
  • 25 April 2020: deadline for submission of papers
  • 15 May 2020: Kraków event
  • May 2020: Call for Papers for the Leiden event
  • November 2020: Leiden event