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Cyber warfare and the law of armed conflict

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Show simple item record Grange, Miranda 2015-06-19T03:27:46Z 2015-06-19T03:27:46Z 2014 2014
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses cyber warfare and its intersection with the law of armed conflict. Cyberspace creates a unique battlefield with many challenges. This paper tackles four of these challenges: distinguishing warfare acts from criminal activities; what amounts to an armed attack in cyberspace that justifies a State’s right to selfdefence; target distinction; and direct participation in cyber hostilities. It is the author’s determination that the law of armed conflict does apply in cyberspace however two additional changes are needed for the traditional laws to have any practical effect. These two variations include the extension of the traditional criteria of armed attack to include severe data loss as tangible property damage; and reexamining the framework of direct participation. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.subject Cyberspace en_NZ
dc.subject Warfare en_NZ
dc.subject Law of armed conflict en_NZ
dc.title Cyber warfare and the law of armed conflict en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Law en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ Master of Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180199 Law not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 1 Pure Basic Research en_NZ

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