Trierer Gespräche (Trier Talks) in the summer semester 2023

Also in the summer semester 2023, the Institute for Law and Digitalization Trier (IRDT) invited to the Trier Talks on Law and Digitalization. These were under the title: „Cyberwarfare".

On June 6, 2023, Prof. Dr. David Roth-Isigkeit (Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer) spoke under the title „Cyberwar and International Law: The Stony Road to a Digital World Peace Order" and Dr. Elisabeth Hoffberger-Pippan (Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung) followed with a presentation on „Russia's Cyberwar in Ukraine".

On June 20, 2023, Prof. Dr. Tristan Barczak (Universität Passau) classified „Hackbacks" from a constitutional law perspective and Dr. Carolyn Moser (Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht Heidelberg) looked at them from a European law perspective.

Also this semester, the IRDT issued certificates of attendance to students. The prerequisite was attendance at both dates, as well as active participation in the discussions (at least one contribution per event).
The events took place hybrid.

IRDT Lecture with Prof. Dr. Ivana Jelić, Judge at the ECtHR

[Translate to Englisch:] IRDT Lecture Ivana Jelic

On Monday, May 22, 2023 (3 p.m.), the Institut für Recht und Digitalisierung (IRDT) invited to an IRDT Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ivana Jelić, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, on the topic "Freedom of Speech in the Digital Sphere".

The event took place at the University of Trier (Room E 51) and was open to the public. It provided an excellent opportunity for lawyers, academics, and students interested in human rights issues to engage in conversation with a leading expert in the field. Following the lecture, participants had the opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue with Prof. Dr. Jelić. The event was held in English.

Legal policy colloquium on electoral law reform

[Translate to Englisch:] Wahlrecht Kolloquium

On May 3, 2023, the Institut für Rechtspolitik (IRP) invited Prof. Dr. Christoph Möllers (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) to give an online lecture on electoral law reform. In addition, Mr. Michael Frieser (MdB und Justiziar der CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfranktion) contributed a co-lecture. After the presentations there was the possibility for discussion.

Trierer Gespräche (Talks of Trier) winter semester 2022/23

[Translate to Englisch:] Plakat TGRD WiSe 2022/23

This winter semester 2022/23 the Institute for Digital Law Trier (IRDT) invites again for the Talks of Trier about Digital Law (Trierer Gespräche). Those are concerning the topic: „Sicherheitslücken“ („security holes“)


On the 17th January 2023 Prof. Dr. Thomas Wischmeyer (Universität Bielefeld) will talk about security holes approved by the state. On the 7th January 2023 will follow a presentation by Prof. Dr. Christian Gomille (Universität des Saarlandes) with the title: „Der Feind im eigenen Haus? – (Vertragliche) Ansprüche auf Sicherheits-Updates“ (The enemy in your own house? – (Contractual) Claims for security updates“).


Just like last year, the IRDT will also hand out certificates for participations for those students who attended both events and participated actively in the discussion (at least one contribution per event).

66th Bitburger Gespräche: Strategic Litigation - the Enforcement of Collective Interests before German Courts

[Translate to Englisch:] 66. Bitburger Gespräche

On January 12 and 13, 2023, the Stiftung Gesellschaft für Rechtspolitik (gfr) and the Institut für Rechtspolitik an der Universität Trier (IRP) invited to Trier for the 66th (hybrid) Bitburger Gesprächen under the title „Strategic Litigation - the Enforcement of Collective Interests before German Courts".

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

Kurfürstliches Palais

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.