6 Dec 2013
The WTO as a Global Internet Governance Actor
Presentation by Mira Burri at the SNIS biennial conference 'The Institutionalization of Global Internet Governance: Multilaterism, Multistakeholderism and Beyond, World Trade Institute, Bern, 6-7 December 2013
The presentation highlights the effects of WTO law on diverse elements of the Internet space and its governance. It also discusses some newer developments – triggered on the one hand by the slow adaptation of WTO law to the practical reality of digital trade and on the other hand, triggered by acts in the Internet Governance domain, with impact on the field of trade.
In this analysis, the potential and the limits of the WTO as a global governance actor in general and a global Internet Governance actor in particular become discernible.