Paul Fehlinger

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Affiliation: Internet & Jurisdiction Project
Country: France
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Paul Fehlinger is the Manager and co-founder of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project[1], a global multi-stakeholder dialogue process to develop a transnational due process framework.

Internet & Jurisdiction Project

The Internet & Jurisdiction Project facilitates since 2012 a pioneering global multi-stakeholder process. It addresses the challenge of how to handle the digital coexistence of diverse national laws in shared cross-border online spaces and prevent a fragmentation of cyberspace. The Internet & Jurisdiction Project enables multi-stakeholder cooperation in order to develop new mechanisms that are as transnational as the Internet itself and guarantee due process across borders. The process has a high visibility in various global Internet Governance fora and actively engages over 100 key entities including states, Internet companies, technical Internet operators, civil society organizations, international organizations and leading universities around the world..[2]

Global Internet Governance

Paul spoke, among others, at the UN Internet Governance Forum[3], EuroDIG[4], OECD[5] and the Council of Europe[6]. He was appointed to the Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance chaired by Carl Bildt[7] and to the Working Group on the Rule of Law of the Freedom Online Coalition[8]. Paul is also a participant in the Committee of experts on cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom at the Council of Europe[9] and in the World Economic Forum's Future of the Internet Initiative.

His comments on the future of Internet Governance were featured in the Swiss Neue Züricher Zeitung[10], the German Die Zeit[11], Internet Policy Review[12] and Deutschlandfunk[13], among others.

Prior to co-founding the Internet & Jurisdiction Project, Paul wanted to become a journalist and worked for a political news broadcaster in Berlin and an international radio station in Paris.


Paul specialized in Internet politics and new modes of global governance at Sciences Po Paris (Master in International Relations) and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. He was a scholar of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung). Paul also holds a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University and a degree in French Studies from the Sorbonne. [1]


Paul speaks English, French and German.[1]