Worku Gedefa Urgessa
Ph.D. started in: 2017
Expected year of graduation: 2020
COINS consortium member: University of Oslo
Supervised by: Lee Andrew Bygrave
Research area: Law and Regulations
Project title: The Role of IGOs and International Law in Securing Cyberspace
Project description: As an integral part of the SIGNAL project hosted at the NRCCL, my PhD project critically assesses the role of intergovernmental organisations (IGOs) and international law in establishing security frameworks for critical internet infrastructure and cloud computing. It will map the roles and policies of selected IGOs – primarily the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), COE, EU and World Trade Organisation (WTO) – in the field of internet security. It will further carry out a critical legal analysis and develop a framework (de lege ferenda) for future roles and policies of these IGOs – also in their interaction with other international organisations and non-governmental organisations.