What is ‘the Global’? workshop, European University Institute (EUI), 20 – 21 Oct 2022

On 20-21 October 2022 Gavin Sullivan attended a lively, interdisciplinary workshop at the EUI in Florence, Italy entitled, ‘What is “the Global”? Reassembling Legal Authority across Space and Time’. The workshop – organised by Prof. Nik Rajkovic (Tilburg Law School) and Prof. Tanja Aalberts (VU Amsterdam) – brought together a diverse group of scholars from international law, politics and international

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Gavin Sullivan asked to advise Meta on reform of their online Counterterrorism policy

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In early October infra-legalities project lead, Gavin Sullivan was again asked by Meta to provide expert input into proposed changes to their Dangerous Individuals and Organizations (DIO) policy. The DIO policy is the key policy meta uses to moderate and remove terrorist and violent extremist content (TVEC) form their platform. Few internal details about this policy have been publicly disclosed.

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Global Governance by Data workshop and book, 8 – 9 September 2022

On 8 – 9 September 2022 more than 25 scholars from around the world gathered at  Edinburgh Law School (and online) for the Infra-legalities workshop, Global Governance by Data: Infrastructures of Algorithmic Rule. The workshop opened important spaces for debate on how the data infrastructures sustaining AI and automated decision-making systems are reconfiguring international law and global governance practices and

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Dr. Tasniem Anwar profile

Dr. Tasniem Anwar is assistant professor at the department of Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She conducted her PhD on the prosecution of terrorism financing at the department of political science at the University of Amsterdam. The findings are published in academic journals including Security Dialogue and the Journal of Law and Society. Her current research interests include: counter-terrorism financing, terrorism trials, and

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Infra-legalities postdoc, Dimitri Van Den Meerssche, starts interdisciplinary lectureship at Queen Mary School of Law

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On 1 September 2022, Dimitri Van Den Meerssche, postdoctoral researcher on the Infra-legalities project, started an exciting new interdisciplinary role as a tenure-track Lecturer in Law and Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences Fellow at Queen Mary University London (QMUL). Dimitri will continue to work collaboratively with Gavin Sullivan on infra-legalities related research concerning algorithmic border governance practices. We will

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Gavin Sullivan engages with Meta about their online ‘terrorism’ and ‘violent extremism’ policy

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Earlier this week, Gavin Sullivan was consulted by senior policy managers at Meta (in the US and UK) to provide input into potential reforms to their Dangerous Individuals and Organisations Policy. The existing policy – which has long been kept secret by Meta, but was leaked last year by The Intercept – prohibits the ‘praise’, ‘support’ and ‘representation’ of designated

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