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Top International Law Experts Meet To Discuss Tallinn Manual 2.0

Mike Schmitt met with other experts in Estonia to discuss the applicability of international law to the cyber arena. 

This drafting session for the Tallinn Manual 2.0 covered issues such as attribution of cyber attacks and state responsibility for them. Professor Mike Schmitt, Director of the Tallinn Manual Process explains: “Tallinn Manual 2.0 follows on the heels of the 2013 Tallinn Manual 1.0, which addressed the international law governing cyber exchanges during conflict. The updated and expanded edition complements that by addressing the international laws surrounding malicious cyber operations by state and non-state actors during peacetime.”

Professor Schmitt has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War and the Advisory Board of the Institute for Peace and Security at Cologne University.  He was also recently reappointed as a Senior Fellow at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence.

His recent publication: 'In Defense of Due Diligence' was published in the Yale Law Journal. This article examines the obligation states have to ensure cyber activities on their territory is not used, for instance by cyber terrorists, to harm other States, as well as the remedies the other States have is the territorial State allows its territory to be used as a base for harmful cyber operations.

Date: 20 July 2015

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