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Collective Responses to Cyberattacks - Current Frameworks and Future Challenges

  • Przemysław Roguski
Thursday 19 September 2019
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

On 19 September 2019, Dr Przemysław Roguski will give a lecture on collective responses to cyber attacks. You can register for the lecture by sending an email to info@thehaguecybernorms.nl.

This lecture will discuss the emerging framework for collective responses to cyberattacks through the lens of public international law. It will first identify current State practice on collective responses - ranging from collective attributions, persistent engagement in allied networks to cyber restrictive measures - and then turn to identifying gaps in the current framework as well as ways of filling these gaps. In doing so, it will focus in particular on Estonia's recent proposal regarding collective countermeasures. Based on an analysis of state practice and scholarship, the lecture will argue that the international law of state responsibility (as it currently stands) is at best ambiguous regarding collective countermeasures and at worst does not allow collective countermeasures against cyberattacks which constitute violations of norms such as sovereignty or non-intervention. Accordingly, the lecture will argue that in order to form a complete and robust framework for collective responses to cyber attacks, international law has to evolve. In closing, the lecture will offer views on whether such an evolution towards acceptance of collective countermeasures in cyberspace would be desirable as a matter of policy and how it might fit within the system of international law as applicable to cyberspace.

About Przemysław Roguski
Dr. Przemysław Roguski is a Lecturer in Law at Jagiellonian University in Kraków and Expert on cybersecurity and international law at the Kościuszko Institute. He will be joining The Hague Program for Cyber Norms for a Visiting Fellowship from 16 September to 4 October 2019 at Leiden University's Institute of Security and Global Affairs.

His research focuses on the law of peacetime cyber operations and different aspects of international law relating to cybersecurity, ICT and internet governance. Previously, Przemysław has worked in private practice and as lecturer for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He holds law degrees from the University of Mainz (Germany), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) and a PhD in international law from Jagiellonian University.

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