Leiden Safety and Security Blog | Turning down the heat on cyber norms?

Leiden Safety and Security Blog | Turning down the heat on cyber norms?

New blog post / 23 Jul 2018

A review of the recent cyber norms discussions by Liisi Adamson and Zine Homburger on the Leiden Safety and Security blog.

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.

Responsible behaviour in cyberspace, especially of states, has been a priority topic for the policy and law-makers in the past decade. The United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (UN GGE) as one of the principal avenues for inter-state cyber diplomacy has made great advances in discussing possible rules for the road: emphasising the applicability of international law, recommending the adoption of a set of 13 cyber norms as well as elaborating on the necessity of confidence and capacity building measures. After three consecutive UN GGEs managed to adopt a consensus report, the last session in 2016-2017 did not produce a consensus report...

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