13th International Symposium LIVE

Blockchain infrastructures and changes in international lawmaking

The Institute of International Relations is happy to invite you to a webinar "Blockchain infrastructures and changes in international lawmaking" with Gustavo Prieto, a senior researcher at the Human Rights Center and the Programme Human Rights in Context at Ghent University. The event is organized by the IIR Centre for International Law and will be hosted by Federica Cristani. On the 20th of October at 3 p.m. CET, the webinar will be live-streamed on IIR Facebook page.

20. 10. 2021 (15:00)

Language: English IIR Facebook

The emergence in 2009 of distributed ledger technology (DLT), popularly known as “blockchain”, has challenged the practice of law beyond the state. This technology can be framed as ‘decentralized computing’, in which computer applications run simultaneously on many nodes, rather than running on a single central server where information is immutable and can neither be manipulated nor erased. In this context, Dr. Prieto explores how the rules of blockchain technologies are being developed at the transnational level and how this lawmaking process is transforming international economic law.

Dr. Gustavo Prieto holds a Ph.D. in Law from Verona University, Italy. He is a senior researcher at the Human Rights Center and the Programme Human Rights in Context at Ghent University.  His profile includes teaching and researching international economic law in different countries - Ecuador (his country of origin), USA, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, and Russia. Before joining Ghent University, Gustavo was a Postdoc Fellow at the Law Department, Turin University, Italy, and a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. His research interests include the legitimacy of international investment adjudication, human rights protection, and the governance of blockchain infrastructures.

Gustavo is a member of the Committee of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on International Economic Law and the Academic Advisory Board of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA).

The webinar will be live-streamed on our Facebook page on 20th October at 3 PM CET.

You can find the Facebook event here.

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