The Law of Cyber Warfare: Quo Vadis?

32 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2013 Last revised: 16 Nov 2015

Michael N. Schmitt

Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law; University of Exeter Law School; Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point; Harvard Law School (PILAC)

Date Written: September 4, 2013

Abstract

The article examines how the law of cyber warfare may evolve in response to the growing centrality of cyber activities to modern life. Drawing on the extant law as set forth in the Tallinn Manual on the International Law of Cyber Warfare, it focuses on the principle of sovereignty, the jus ad bellum, and the jus in bello.

Keywords: cyber, cyber wars, sovereignty, jus ad bellum, use of force, self-defense, jus in bello, humanitarian law

Suggested Citation

Schmitt, Michael N., The Law of Cyber Warfare: Quo Vadis? (September 4, 2013). 25 Stanford Law & Policy Review 269-299 (2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2320755

Michael N. Schmitt (Contact Author)

Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law ( email )

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University of Exeter Law School ( email )

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United Kingdom

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Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point ( email )

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Harvard Law School (PILAC) ( email )

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