This article analyzes the applicability of International humanitarian law (IHL) to cyber operations. The author argues that the phenomenon of cyberwarfare does not exist in a legal vacuum but is subject to well-established rules and principles of international. However, transposing these rules and principles to the new domain of cyberspace encounters certain difficulties and raises a number of important questions. Some of these questions can be resolved through classic treaty interpretation and common sense; others will require a unanimous policy decision by the international community of states.
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