Cyber-Attacks and the Use of Force
Völkerrechtliche Tagesthemen: Spotlight (Episode 38)
This episode of the “Völkerrechtliche Tagesthemen” with the speaker Iris Anastasiadou will focus on the failure of the very core of the international legal framework to adequately address cyber-attacks, especially regarding the involvement of non-state actors.
The presenter evaluates sovereignty considerations, jurisdictional issues and state practice and will then highlight the hesitation to accept a uniform approach. Focusing then on examining whether under the current jus ad bellum regime, self-defense may be invoked in light of a cyber-attack launched by a state, or a non-state actor.