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The UN GGE Failed. Is International Law in Cyberspace Doomed As Well?

The fifth edition of the UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE)—tasked with developing a “common understanding” of how states should behave in cyberspace—failed last week, with several states not agreeing to the final draft report. Still, predictions of the death of international law at the hands of the GGE on cyberspace are greatly exaggerated.

Update: Cybersecurity at the UN

Over the holidays the UN General Assembly formally adopted this year’s resolution on information security. The text, which mandates the creation of a new Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) for 2016-2017, had already been approved in the First Committee, the General Assembly’s specialized committee dealing with international security and disarmament.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity at the UN: Another Year, Another GGE

This week, the UN General Assembly considered a resolution mandating the creation of a Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) for 2016-2017. The GGE will study existing and potential threats in the sphere of information security, as well as possible cooperative measures to address them. The resolution has already been approved in the First Committee, the General Assembly’s specialized committee dealing with international security and disarmament issues.

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