Ráðstefna um ábyrgð á efni á internetinu

Ráðstefna um ábyrgð á efni á internetinu
Responsibility for Expression and Information on the Internet
International conference in co-operation with the Icelandic Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Nordic Council of Ministers, the Law Faculty and the Human Rights Institute of the University of Iceland.
Thursday, 19 November 2009, at the National Museum of Iceland

Articles by the lecturers
Articles which have been written by the lecturers Ph.D Jukka Viljanen, Prof. Eric Barendt, Ph.D. Eiríkur Jónsson and Ph.D Haukur Arnþórsson, based on their lectures on the conference, can be seen here

13:00-13:10

Þórunn J. Hafstein, acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

13:10-13:30

Fighting Cybercrime: Meaning of the Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention 2001. Prof. Emeritus Dr. Henrik W.K. Kaspersen, private consultant in the field of Cybercrime to the Council of Europe and the Dutch Ministry of Justice

13:30-13:50

State Obligations under Article 8 of the ECHR. Ph.D. Jukka Viljanen,
Associate Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Tampere, Finland

13:50-14:10

The Legal Control of Pornography and Hate Speech on the Net in the United Kingdom. Prof. Eric Barendt, Goodman Professor of Media Law at University College London

14:10-14:25

Questions and discussion

14:25-15:00

Coffee break

15:00-15:20

Jurisdictional Issues in Private Litigation. Dr. juris Kyrre Eggen, Supreme Court Attorney, Wiersholm, Mellbye & Bech, law firm, Oslo, Norway

15:20-15:40

Responsibility for Internet Defamation in Icelandic Law. Eiríkur Jónsson, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, sponsored by LOGOS, legal services

15:40-16:00

How to prevent Anonymity on the Internet. Ph.D. Haukur Arnþórsson works in the field of electronic administration and electronic participation

16:00-16:15

The Internet and the Media. Árni Matthíasson, Journalist at Mbl.is

16:15-16:45

Panel Discussions and Closing of the Conference

 

Chairman Björg Thorarensen, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law

About the lecturers:

Þórunn Hafstein
Þórunn J. Hafstein, acting permanent
secretary in the ministry of Justice and Human Rights, graduated as Cand. Jur. from the University of Iceland in 1982 and as Mag.jur. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Before joining the Ministry Þórunn worked in the office of EFTA in Brussels from 2001.
Prof. emeritus Henrik W.K. Kaspersen, is a private consultant in the field of Cybercrime to the Council of Europe and the Dutch Ministry of Justice. He obtained his law degree at Utrecht University after a career as computer scientist. He was professor-director of the Computer / Law Institute of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam 1991-2008. Between 1991 and 2001 he was chairman of three successive expert committees of the Council of Europe, including resulting in the Cybercrime Treaty in 2001 and the 1st Additional Protocol of 2003.

 

Dr. Jukka Viljanen works as a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Law, University of Tampere. He defended his Doctoral Thesis in 2003 at the University of Tampere. In 2006 he was appointed to the post of Adjunct Professor of Human Rights Law. Dr. Viljanen has researched the European Court as the interpretative authority of the European Convention on Human Rights and also the internationalisation development of the Finnish fundamental rights system. He has worked as a Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Vaasa (2004-2006).
Prof. Eric Barendt, has been Goodman Professor of Media Law at University College London since 1990; it was the first chair in media law in the United Kingdom. Previously he had been teaching at St. Catherine's College, Oxford from 1971. He has held
Visiting Professorships at Rome (1991), Siena (1996), Paris II (1999), Melbourne (2003) and Auckland (2007). Eric Barendt's principal research has been concerned with freedom of speech/expression and related constitutional and legal questions. He has taken a particular interest in the relationship of libel and privacy law to freedom of speech in both English and European Convention law.
Dr. juris Kyrre Eggen, is a Supreme Court Attorney. He graduated as Cand. Jur. from the University of Oslo in 1994 and defended his Doctoral Thesis in 2002. Partner in Wiersholm, Mellbye & Bech since 2004 and senior associate from 2001. He practices primarily media law, including issues relating to freedom of speech and
the press, libel, privacy and data protection, discrimination, pornography and other forms of illegal expression. He also works with copyright, broadcasting and Internet and e-commerce.
Dr. Haukur Arnþórsson, defended his Ph.D. thesis
in 2008 at the Faculty of Politics at the University of Iceland. He also studied as part of his doctoral education at Copenhagen Business School. He has a long career in the computer field, was for 15 years the chief of the information- and technical department of the Icelandic
parliament, Alþingi, but under his supervision the parliament became computerized, structured data bases and opened its web-site, the first of the European parliaments to do so in July 1994. This year he has worked on opening his own firm in the field of electronic administration and electronic participation and his main project is government identity management.
Eiríkur Jónsson LL.M., is Assistant Professor since 2007 and a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Law, University of Iceland. He graduated as Cand. Jur. from the University of Iceland in 2002 and with a LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School in 2006. He specializes in administrative law, business law and constitutional and human rights law. Eiríkur worked as an attorney at the Law Office Landslög 2002-2007 and has written various law review articles relating to freedom of expression.
Árni Matthíasson journalist, is a project manager of the web-site of Morgunblaðið, mbl.is and the supervisor of the web-site´s blog. He has written for Morgunblaðið, the oldest newspapers issued in Iceland, for the last twenty years. His topics have been among others, music, literature, technology, computers and the Internet. Árni has also worked as a fisherman, a translator, written several books and worked on the radio.
Professor Björg Thorarensen is the Dean of the Faculty of Law. She obtained her Cand. Jur. degree at the University of Iceland in 1991 and LL.M. degree in Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law and Institutions of the EU, at the
University of Edinburgh in 1993. She has held the position of Professor, at the Law Faculty of the University of Iceland since 2002.

 

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