54 Pages Posted: 19 May 2010
Date Written: 1999
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.
Keywords: computer, network, cyber, jus an bellum, use of force, international law, self-defense, self-defence, collective security
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Schmitt, Michael N., Computer Network Attack and the Use of Force in International Law: Thoughts on a Normative Framework (1999). Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 37, 1998-99. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1603800
By Peter Swire