South and South Central Asia: U.N. Global Internet Governance Forum Preconference

November 3, 2020

On November 3, 2020, CLDP conducted a virtual preconference at this year’s virtual Internet Governance Forum (IGF).  CLDP has invited government and non-government participants from several countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Maldives, and Nepal to learn about plans for this year’s forum and to share information on issues of regional issues, including data and privacy, digital transformation, and access/inclusion.

The IGF is a multi-stakeholder event under the auspices of the United Nations that brings together people from government, civil society, academia, and the technical community to address many issues, including connectivity, openness, and cyber security. Originally scheduled to take place in Poland, this year the IGF will be entirely online, with sessions held over a period of about three weeks.

Upcoming Programs

October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

 CLDP coaches will be working with the 2 Maldivian Vis Moot teams on written advocacy. The coaches will be conducting weekly webinars with the teams on helping them draft research their legal issues, formulate their arguments, and write their memoranda. First, the teams will focus on writing their claimant’s memorandum. Then, the teams will focus on writing their respondent’s memorandum. Once the teams have completed their briefs, they will focus on preparing their oral arguments. 

October 5, 2020 - December 31, 2020

On October 5, the Maldives International Arbitration Center (MIAC) had its first ever arbitration filed. CLDP will be assisting MIAC with the case management of this case – helping MIAC’s case managers process this case effectively, efficiently, and transparently.  In the process, CLDP will ensure that MIAC’s staff and case managers receive case management training on the job.

CLDP in Action

November 9, 2020

CLDP, along with INSOL International and the World Bank Group, a series of Live Forum broadcasts, providing a platform for the judiciary to discuss current issues whilst facilitating knowledge sharing. 
 

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