While Beijing’s responsibility for violations of international legal obligations seems evident, International Court of Justice precedent on causality and reparations will probably thwart any efforts to make China pay compensation for damages caused by the coronavirus.
Henning Lahmann is a senior researcher at the Digital Society Institute at the ESMT Berlin and a non-resident fellow at the Israel Public Policy Institute, focusing on cybersecurity and international law, disinformation, human rights, privacy and AI in the military. He holds a PhD in international law from Potsdam University. His book "Unilateral Remedies to Cyber Operations" has recently been published by Cambridge University Press.
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