Cyber Countermeasures and Effects on Third Parties: The International Legal Regime

14 Baltic Yearbook of International Law 1 (2014)

24 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2014 Last revised: 28 Mar 2015

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Michael N. Schmitt

Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point; University of Reading School of Law; Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law

M. Christopher Pitts

Emory University School of Law

Date Written: March 22, 2014

Abstract

The article examines countermeasures under the law of State responsibility that involve cyber operations. In particular, it explores the international law issues that arise when cyber countermeasures affect third States and other third parties. The article concludes that the critical distinction is between effects on third State and party rights and mere interests of third States and parties.

Keywords: countermeasures, cyber, State responsibility

Suggested Citation

Schmitt, Michael N. and Pitts, Christopher, Cyber Countermeasures and Effects on Third Parties: The International Legal Regime (March 22, 2014). 14 Baltic Yearbook of International Law 1 (2014), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2394978

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Christopher Pitts

Emory University School of Law ( email )

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