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Cyberwarfare and International Law

Abstract: 
The report has provided an overview on the nature of cyber warfare. It suggests that cyber warfare does not exist virtually, instead, it is bound by well-established norms and rules. It is important to recognize the different ways for international communities to deal with different cyber warfare. For example, for some of the cyber warfare, it is sufficient to apply the current international laws. However, for others, it requires the decision and agreement by the international communities and Internet users. In the paper, is has suggested that cyber warfare has not had a significant influence on people's lives yet. However, it has the potential to human tragedy. Thus, besides the legal duties that a state need to comply to, the state also needs to consider the moral responsibilities for the cyber warfare.
Author: 
Nils Melzer
Institution: 
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
Year: 
2011
Input By: 
Diya Mo
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Industry Focus: 
Internet & Cyberspace
Legal & Financial
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Bibliographies & Reports
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