Past event

Research Event

Cyber Security and International Law

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Meeting Summary: Cyber Security and International Law
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Mary Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution, University of Notre Dame Law School, US
Louise Arimatsu, Associate Fellow, International Law, Chatham House


The 2011 US International Strategy for Cyberspace states that the US reserves 'the right to use all necessary means - diplomatic, informational, military, and economic - as appropriate and consistent with international law' to respond to concerns of all types in cyberspace.

Professor O’Connell will outline the cyberspace concerns facing states and organizations and analyze what international law permits in terms of response to these concerns, emphasizing that the right to use military force is limited in international law. Louise Arimatsu will respond.