Respect for Sovereignty in Cyberspace

32 Pages Posted: 31 May 2018

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Michael N. Schmitt

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

Liis Vihul

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

Date Written: November 3, 2017

Abstract

This article examines the applicability of the principle of sovereignty to cyberspace. It argues that sovereignty is a primary rule that can be violated by the cyber activities of states, including those that are attributable to states. In particular, it examines state practice and opinio juris.

Keywords: cyber, sovereignty, international law, state practice opinio juris

Suggested Citation

Schmitt, Michael N. and Vihul, Liis, Respect for Sovereignty in Cyberspace (November 3, 2017). Texas Law Review, Vol. 95, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3180669

Michael N. Schmitt (Contact Author)

University of Reading School of Law ( email )

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Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point ( email )

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

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Liis Vihul

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence ( email )

Filtri tee 12
Tallinn, 10132
Estonia

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