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Scientific seminar on the topic "Territorial Sovereignty in the Age of Cyber"

In their report, the presenters (Alaa N. Assaf and Daniil Moshnikov) gave an overview of the theories and the practice regarding territorial sovereignty in cyberspace under international law.

The report was divided into two parts. In the first part, Alaa N. Assaf demonstrated the currently debated theories deployed by international lawyers to define territorial sovereignty in legal criteria. He then provided an insight into the ongoing development of the nascent concept of quantum sovereignty as an interpretive framework of inter-state relations in cyberspace.
In the second part, Daniil Moshnikov explained the issue that concerns the breaches of sovereignty in cyberspace. He covered the main approaches to this issue that states apply in their practice as well as doctrinal research supporting and linking those arguments to the theories defining territorial sovereignty explained in the first part of the presentation.
The speakers concluded with an overview of the current debate on governance policies in cyberspace ranging inter-governmental and multi-stakeholder approaches. For the adaption of either approach will impact the interpretation of the normative principles of territorial sovereignty in contemporary international law.