With the release of the much-anticipated Tallinn Manual 2.0, some additional attention is focused on the difficult questions of international law in cyberspace.
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Today, the Texas Law Review is hosting a symposium on the Tallinn Manual 2.0 at the University of Texas at Austin, featuring panels on "sovereignty in cyberspace, jurisdiction over cyber activities, international human rights law in cyberspace," and more. A livestream of the event is available here.
The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare is the most comprehensive and thoughtful work to date on the applicability of existing international law to cyber warfare.
European news and sensibilities dominate episode 112. I indulge in some unseemly gloating about Europe’s newfound enthusiasm for the PNR data it wasted years of my life trying to negotiate out of the US counterterrorism toolbox. I pester our guest, Eric Jensen, about his work on the Tallinn 2.0 manual covering the law of cyberwar; the manual seems to offer an ever-more-European take on cyberweapons and the law of armed conflict.
“State Opinio Juris and International Humanitarian Law Pluralism” by Michael N. Schmitt and Sean Watts
Mike Schmitt is well-known to many, probably most, regular readers of Lawfare—eminent and prolific scholar of the law of armed conflict (or international humanitarian law); driving force behind the Tallinn Manual on the application of LOAC to issues of cyberwar; and the rare scholar of LOAC who is navigates fluidly between US and European scholarly LOAC communities (with academic appointments in the US and the UK