23 to 24 March 2023 Trier, Germany

Legal Challenges of the #Metaverse

Implications for the Criminal Justice System

Published 1 year, 1 month ago


The Metaverse is a virtual space characterised by the interaction of physical and digital realities in a shared online system. Augmented reality, machine-learning and blockchain technology have made the Metaverse mainstream.

Business is investing heavily in the Metaverse. But how fast (and hard) will the Metaverse hit the criminal justice system? In a world where cybercrimes, phishing attacks, misuse of cryptocurrencies and cyberbullying are key challenges for EU legal practitioners, will our current criminal justice systems be effective in the Metaverse? How should values and rights from the physical world be translated and applied in this new reality?

This event will look into some of the key potential challenges and opportunities offered by the Metaverse. It will assess why these developments should be a matter of concern for the criminal justice system.

It is aimed at judges, lawyers, prosecutors and police investigators. There is little doubt that public-private cooperation will be key in this context.

Key topics
  • What the Metaverse is and what legal practitioners need to know
  • Personal data and privacy in the Metaverse
  • Metaverse and the cha(lle)nges for the criminal justice system
  • Safety and security in the Metaverse
  • Who should attend?
  • Lawyers in private practice, defence lawyers, in-house counsel, judges, prosecutors, law enforcement authorities, civil servants and policymakers active in the field of criminal law.
Hybrid format

If participants cannot attend the conference in Trier, they can still join online!

Participants will be able to interact immediately and directly with top-quality speakers and other participants.

Details on the program, fees and registration can be found on the event website.