Law in the Virtual Battlespace: The Tallinn Manual and the Jus in Bello

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Volume 15, 2013 (Forthcoming)

U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 650

15 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2013

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Rain Liivoja

TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland; Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki

Tim McCormack

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: July 23, 2013

Abstract

This paper aims to offer some critical thought on the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare as regards its approach to the law of armed conflict. The paper makes some observations on the methodology of drafting the Manual and highlights a few issues of substantive law that illustrate the difficulties in applying the law of armed conflict to cyber operations.

Keywords: cyber warfare, law of armed conflict, Tallinn Manual, principle of distinction, attack, military occupation, neutrality

JEL Classification: K00, K39

Suggested Citation

Liivoja, Rain and McCormack, Tim, Law in the Virtual Battlespace: The Tallinn Manual and the Jus in Bello (July 23, 2013). Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Volume 15, 2013 (Forthcoming), U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 650, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2297159

Rain Liivoja (Contact Author)

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Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki ( email )

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Tim McCormack

University of Melbourne - Law School ( email )

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