International Cyber Norms and Global Swing States (Official Side-event of the Global Conference on Cyberspace 2015)

On 15 April 2015, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, together with the Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi), held an official side-event of the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) 2015, which is hosted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The side-event consisted of a public panel discussion entitled “International Cyber Norms and Global ‘Swing States’.”

This side-event sought to contribute to a principal objective of the GCCS 2015, which is to discuss norms for responsible state behaviour in cyberspace. The panel addressed the role of “swing states” in the global debate on Internet governance and considered how these states influence norms for responsible state behaviour in cyberspace.


  • Dr. Abiodun Williams, Welcome Remarks
    President, The Hague Institute for Global Justice
  • Dr. Uri Rosenthal, Introductory Remarks
    Special Envoy GCCS
  • Dr. Alison Gillwald
    Executive Director, Research ICT Africa
  • Marilia Maciel
    Researcher/Coordinator of the Center for Technology and Society, Getulio Vargas Foundation (CTS/FGV)
  • Robert Morgus
    Program Associate, Open Technology Institute, New America
  • Ambassador Latha Reddy
    Former Deputy NSA of India & Commissioner of the Global Commission on Internet Governance
  • Samir Saran, Moderator
    Vice President, Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi)



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