Computer Network Attack and the Use of Force in International Law: Thoughts on a Normative Framework
Research publication no. 1
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This article explores the acceptability under the jus ad bellum, that body of international law governing the resort to force as an instrument of national policy of computer network attack. Analysis centers on the United Nations Charters prohibition of the use of force in Article 24, its Chapter VII security scheme, and the inherent right to self-defense codified in Article 51. Concluding that traditional applications of the use of force prohibition fail to adequately safeguard shared community values threatened by CNA, the Article proposes an alternative normative framework based on scrutiny of the consequences caused by such operations.
- Computer Systems Management and Standards
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics