Zine Homburger

PhD Candidate

Zine Homburger is a PhD candidate of the The Hague Program for Cyber Norms.

z.k.homburger@fgga.leidenuniv.nl

Profile

Zine Homburger is a PhD Candidate at Leiden University within the The Hague Program for Cyber Norms. Zine has an educational background in International Relations (BA), Public International Law (LLM) and European Law (LLM) in Germany and The Netherlands. Previously, Zine has worked on research related to international environmental law and climate policy as well as human rights and security policies. Her research within Leiden University focuses on the debate on international norms for state behaviour in cyberspace placed at the intersection of international law and international relations. Specifically, she examines the development of a no-harm norm which includes research on the application of the due diligence principle, the definition of harm among different states and the discussion on the establishment of responsibility or liability and respective responses. The research includes different disciplines namely international law, international relations and cybersecurity governance.

Research

Her research within Leiden University focuses on the debate on international norms for state behavior in cyberspace placed at the intersection of international law and international relations. Specifically, she examines the prerequisite of capacity which the developing normative framework for state behavior assumes. This includes research on positive obligations of states in the field. Connected to this, she focuses on capacity building measures. The research includes different disciplines namely international law and international relations.

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