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
41 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2014
Date Written: March 17, 2014
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
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