International Law in Cyberspace

01 December 2012

Harvard International Law Journal

International law applies fully formed to activities in cyberspace. This is particularly so once it is grasped that cyber activities involve individuals using tangible objects in physical domains that have long been subject to international law’s normative architecture. It is quite remarkable, therefore, that it has taken States so long to state the obvious, and that the international legal community seemed to struggle so mightily with a rather straightforward issue.

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Article by Michael N. Schmitt in the Harvard Harvard International Law Journal, Vol 54.