New Blog on Directions | Creating Consequences for Election Interference

New Blog on Directions | Creating Consequences for Election Interference

Blog / 15 May 2020

Senior Fellow Dennis Broeders contributed a new blog post to the new platform Directions on election interference.

Lucas Kello is Associate Professor of International Relations, serves as Director of the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, and is also co-Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the Department of Computer Science at University of Oxford.

Duncan Hollis is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law at Temple Law School, Temple University. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Bibi van den Berg is Professor of Cybersecurity Governance within the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs.

Political and legal responses to foreign election interference have been meek at best. Criminal charges tend to pale in comparison to the magnitude of the crime. Political unwillingness to call out information operations as a violation of international law and diplomatic reservations to discuss information security hamper more forceful reactions. Against this background, international law is the only viable way forward for liberal democracies – and may be the only way to prevent states from resorting to extra-legal measures.

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