For a budding lawyer, the IGF presents a rare opportunity to learn, to argue and sometimes even give opinions without quoting precedent! This year, the IGF keeps up to these expectations with close to twenty workshops and meetings on legal themes. The topics vary from corporate and social governance; human rights and freedoms on the Internet; International law/conflict of laws; consumer protection; data protection and privacy; rights of minorities; intellectual property.
While it is true that the IGF is not a law making body but more of a discussion forum, the deliberations go a long way in instructing the participants on issues, trends and approaches worldwide. The following meetings are likely to teem with lawyers and legal issues and may be of interest to a lawyer or one interested in issues legal. It is not in any way an exhaustive list and additions are welcome.
On rights of minorities:
140. Child online protection in Latin America: building a framework for developing countries
On rights and freedoms:
On international law/conflict of laws:
On consumer protection:
On Intellectual Propoerty Rights