Internet war crimes tribunals and security in an interconnected world
Sharon R. Stevens
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Transnational law and contemporary problems, Vol. 18, issue 3, Fall, 2009, p. 657-720
The article provides a description of the technology, focusing on the Internet in general and cyber attacks in particular. It outlines existing international law concerning the use of force and description of the approaches advocated by various commentators on the subject of cyber warfare. Current international law is insufficiently developed to properly address cyber attacks and new law should be created through international cooperation. An international agreement is necessary to clearly identify what is forbidden as a war crime in cyber attacks and what cyber activities are allowed by the military during a time of war.