Cyber Warfare

This book identifies rules and limits of cross-border computer network operations for which States bear the international responsibility during both peace and war. It consequently addresses questions on jus ad bellum and jus in bello in addition to State responsibility.

Author(s):
Johann-Christoph Woltag
Series:
International Law
Volume:
14
book | published | 1st edition
May 2014 | xviii + 314 pp.

Hardback
€86.-


ISBN 9781780682266

Details

In the last five years the topic of cyber warfare has received much attention due to several so-called “cyber incidents” which have been qualified by many as State-sponsored cyber attacks. This book identifies rules and limits of cross-border computer network operations for which States bear the international responsibility during both peace and war. It consequently addresses questions on jus ad bellum and jus in bello in addition to State responsibility. By reference to treaty and customary international law, actual case studies (Estonia, Georgia, Stuxnet) and the Tallinn Manual, the author illustrates the applicability of current international law and argues for an obligation on the State to prevent malicious operations emanating from networks within their jurisdiction.

This book is written for academics in public international law and practitioners from the military and other public security sectors.

Chapters

Table of Contents (p. 0)

Introduction (p. 1)

PART I. THE INTERNET AS A UNIVERSAL YET TERRITORIALISED INFRASTRUCTURE

Chapter 1. A Survey of Computer Network Operations (p. 7)

Chapter 2. The Legal Regime of Cyberspace (p. 53)

PART II. THE LEGAL QUALIFICATION OF COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS

Chapter 3. Computer Network Operations Outside of Armed Conflict (p. 83)

Chapter 4. The Justified Use of Forceful Computer Network Operations (p. 175)

Chapter 5. Computer Network Operations During an International Armed Conflict (p. 197)

Chapter 6. Neutrality in Cyber Warfare (p. 259)

PART III. CONCLUSION

Computer Network Operations Restrained (p. 271)

Bibliography (p. 279)

About the series:

International Law

The series International Law contains high-quality monographs and edited volumes dedicated to current issues of public international law and the law of international organisations. It aims at a broader dissemination of doctoral research and collective research efforts.

General Editor of the series is Professor Jan Wouters, Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of International Law and International Organisations, and Director of the Institute for International Law and Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies at the University of Leuven.

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