Towards a Legal Framework for Military Cyber Operations

Forthcoming in Ducheine, P.A.L., Osinga, F., Soeters, J. (eds.), NL ARMS Netherlands Annual Review of Military Studies 2012, Cyber Warfare: Critical Perspectives, The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press (2012): 101-128.

Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2014-16

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2014-25

41 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2014

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P.A.L. Ducheine

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law

Joop Voetelink

University of Amsterdam; Faculty of Military Science

Jan Stinissen

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law

Terry D. Gill

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law

Date Written: March 17, 2014

Abstract

The Netherlands armed forces will in the near future conduct cyber activities within the forces’ three main tasks as derived from the Constitution. It is essential to have a solid legal framework defining the legal bases for both national and international operations and the applicable legal regimes. This article analyses both elements of the legal framework and makes an inventory of a number of legal issues.

Keywords: International Law, Cyberspace, Military Doctrine, Human Rights, Status of Forces, Rules of Engagement, Operations, Cyber operations, Cyber Warfare, Law of Armed Conflict

JEL Classification: K33, L86, L96, N40, O30

Suggested Citation

Ducheine, P.A.L. and Voetelink, Joop and Stinissen, Jan and Gill, Terry D., Towards a Legal Framework for Military Cyber Operations (March 17, 2014). Forthcoming in Ducheine, P.A.L., Osinga, F., Soeters, J. (eds.), NL ARMS Netherlands Annual Review of Military Studies 2012, Cyber Warfare: Critical Perspectives, The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press (2012): 101-128. , Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2014-16, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2014-25, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2410228

P.A.L. Ducheine (Contact Author)

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Jan Stinissen

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Terry D. Gill

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law ( email )

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Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

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