Thursday, 17 August 2017

Invitation to a panel discussion on Cyber operations and international law

Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice and the Centre for International and Operational Law (CIOL) at the Swedish Defence University invite you to a panel discussion on


Cyber operations and international law: prospects for global norms?


Although some early enthusiasts thought of cyberspace as a realm beyond sovereignty, it is now abundantly clear that both domestic law and international law apply to cyberspace. However, there is no international convention on security in cyberspace and no global consensus on exactly how existing international law applies. A UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) has been trying to set out how current international law applies and formulate draft rules on responsible behaviour in cyberspace, but their latest meeting, in 2017, was ultimately unsuccessful. Efforts are ongoing in other fora, like the G20 and OSCE, but the world is still far from agreement on how existing law shall apply and what, if any, new rules are needed. In the meantime, the number of cyber incidents are multiplying and getting more serious, with attacks from both states and non-state actors. This panel will present current efforts of regulating security cyberspace and discuss the prospects for future regulations.


Presentation of the problem -- the application of international law to cyber operations (Professor Pål Wrange, Stockholm University)

The Tallinn Manual process (Professor Terry Gill, University of Amsterdam)

The GGE (Ambassador Marja Lehto, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs)

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (Ambassador Marina Kaljurand, chair of the commission)


Monday 28th August 2017 14:00-15:00 in lecture hall 5,

Level 3, B Building, University Campus Place, Frescati


This event has been made possible through a generous grant from the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for International Scientific Collaboration