Cyber operations during the conflict in Ukraine and the role of international law
Jozef Valuch and Ondrej Hamulak
The use of force against Ukraine and international law : jus ad bellum, jus in bello, jus post bellum
The Hague : Asser Press, 2018
Bibliographie : p. 233-235
The phenomenon of cyberspace has started to play an important role in conflicts and hostilities and represents a big challenge for contemporary international law. Cyber incidents are increasingly used to engage, harm or weaken enemies/counterparts. We can also see the different forms of abuse pursued in cyberspace during the conflict in Ukraine. This conflict is a productive example of the complexity of the legal approach and the (lack of) capability in relation to the legal understanding of cyber operations and attacks. The goal of this chapter is to highlight this complexity and determine the status of cyber incidents realized in Ukraine from the perspective of international law. Having considered the distinction between cyber attacks and cyber operations, our assumptions in the realms of conflict in Ukraine tend towards the latter notion.