Grey Zones in the International Law of Cyberspace

21 Pages Posted: 30 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

Date Written: October 18, 2017

Abstract

The article identifies "grey zones" in the international law governing cyber operations, that is, areas of law where the application of traditional principles and rules is unsettled. These include sovereignty, intervention, the use of force, self-defense, and international humanitarian law. The exploitation of these grey zones by states is also examined.

Keywords: cyber, sovereignty, intervention, the use of force, self-defense, humanitarian law

Suggested Citation

Schmitt, Michael N., Grey Zones in the International Law of Cyberspace (October 18, 2017). 42:2 Yale Journal of International Law Online 1 (2017), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3180687

Michael N. Schmitt (Contact Author)

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