infra-Legalities presented at the European Society for International Law conference
The European Society for International Law (ESIL) Annual Meeting, the leading international law research event from across the EU, took place at the University of Stockholm from 9 – 11 September 2021. The theme for this year’s conference, ‘Changes in International Lawmaking: Actors, Processes, Impact’ sought to explore the conceptual and normative implications of new processes of international lawmaking and global governance, including data-driven decision making. Gavin Sullivan was selected to present his research at the ESIL conference as part of the Agora 7: Cyberspace and Changes in Lawmaking. The paper, Infra-legalities: Global Security Infrastructures, Artificial Intelligence and International Law, was Dr Sullivan’s first full-length draft paper for the infra-Legalities project. It empirically focused on the automated decision-making tools used by the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) to counter terrorist and violent extremist content online. This paper will revised in Autumn/Winter 2021 and then submitted to a leading law journal for publication. It is hoped that this draft will be developed into an initial framing paper for the infra-Legalities project.