IRDT Conference: Content Regulation in the European Union: Hate Speech, Fake News & Co

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On October 13 and 14, 2022 the Institute of Digital Law Trier (IRDT) held an international conference on content regulation in the European Union. The aim of the conference was to discuss the impact of the Digital Services Act (DSA) on the regulation of hate speech, fake news and other content on digital platforms in Europe.
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The conference was open to the public and free of charge. Please find more information here.

Talks of Trier in the summer semester 2022

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Also in the summer semester 2022, the Institute for Law and Digitization Trier (IRDT) invited to the Talks of Trier on Law and Digitization on April 6, 2022 and June 29, 2022.


Dr. Heiko Richter LL.M. (Columbia) focused on the topic of data reuse and Prof. Dr. Louisa Specht-Riemenschneider on the topic of data access.

"The EU Economic Sanctions against Russia and their limits under International Law" - IRP Colloquium

[Translate to Englisch:] IRP Kolloquium Juni 2022

On June 21, 2022, the Institute for Legal Policy at the University of Trier (IRP) invited to an online colloquium. The topic was the EU's economic sanctions against Russia and their limits under international law. The first speaker was international economic law expert Prof. Dr. Isabel Feichtner (Würzburg). A second perspective was provided by economist and Eastern Europe expert Dr. Janis Kluge from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik). This was followed by a discussion with the participants.


Democracy and Information Warfare – An International Law Perspective

Democracy and Information Warfare -An International Law Perspective

On May 19 and 20, 2022 Thomas Burri (University of St. Gallen) and Antje von Ungern-Sternberg (Institute of Digital Law Trier) organised a conference on “Information Warfare – An International Law Perspective” in Trier. The participants from Europa, America and Asia discussed papers on such diverse issues as non-intervention and state sovereignty, cyberwarfare, the notion of “lawfare”, and the reach of international human rights law. And they enjoyed one of the first in-person events since the pandemic started.

Please find further information here.