Computer Network Attack and the Use of Force in International Law: Thoughts on a Normative Framework
Michael N. Schmitt
Naval War College - International Law Department; University of Exeter Law School
Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 37, 1998-99
Examines computer network attack (cyber operations) from the perspective of the law governing the use of force in international law, the jus ad bello. Particular attention paid to the use of force (article 2(4) of the UN Charter) and the law of self-defense (article 51). Proposes a framework for applying the law in the context of cyber operations.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 54
Keywords: computer, network, cyber, jus an bellum, use of force, international law, self-defense, self-defence, collective securityAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 19, 2010
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