infra-Legalities presented at the European Society for International Law conference

Gavin speaking at a 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.