Cyber-Attacks and the Exploitable Imperfections of International Law

At its current rate, technological development has outpaced corresponding changes in international law. Proposals to remedy this deficiency have been made, in part, by members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (led by the Russian Federation), but the United States and select allies have rejected these proposals, arguing that existing international law already provides a suitable comprehensive framework necessary to tackle cyber-warfare.

Cyber-Attacks and the Exploitable Imperfections of International Law does not contest (and, in fact, supports) the idea that contemporary jus ad bellum and jus in bello, in general, can accommodate cyber-warfare. However, this analysis argues that existing international law contains significant imperfections that can be exploited; gaps, not yet filled, that fail to address future risks posed by cyber-attacks.

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Biographical Note

Yaroslav Radziwill received his Ph.D. from the University of Warwick (2014). He now combines his exciting academic activities with his role as chief business development officer in a private company.

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Any one interested in public international law, its evolution and the way it tackles cyber-warfare as well as cyber-terrorism.

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