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Matthias C. Kettemann

Matthias C. Kettemann holds a Mag. iur. and a Dr. iur. degree from the University of Graz (2006, 2012), a Certificat de Droit Transnational from the University of Geneva (2005) and a LL.M. from Harvard Law School (2010), which he attended as a Fulbright and Boas Scholar and where he was named Dean’s Scholar in International Human Rights. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at the Institute of International Law and International Relations of the University of Graz, Austria, where he also works as a research and teaching fellow. His research interests include the role of individuals in international law, human rights, evolving security paradigms and information and communication technologies. He is member of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network, Co-Chair of the Internet Rights & Principles Coalition, co-founder of the Graz Workshops on the Future of Security, Thematic Lead of the Intenret&Society Co:llaborator initiative on human rights and the Internet, reviewer for various international law journals and Associate Editor of the European Yearbook on Human Rights. Matthias regularly blogs on international legal challenges of the information society at

His publications on Internet and the law include two books (The Future of Individuals in International Law. Lessons from International Internet Law, Utrecht 2012; Internet Governance and the Information Society. Global Perspectives and European Dimensions, Utrecht 2008 (edited with W. Benedek and V. Bauer) and a number of articles including, most recently, Internet Governance, in Jahnel/Schramm/Staudegger (eds.), Informatikrecht, 3. Auflage [Law of Informatics, 3rd ed.], Springer, Vienna/New York 2012, 48-62, and Das Internet als internationales Schutzgut: Entwicklungsperspek¬tiven des Internetvölkerrechts anlässlich des Arabischen Frühlings [The Internet als a Global Object of Protection: Perspectives on International Internet Law in Light of the Arab Spring], ZaöRV 72 (2012), 469-482.