International Law and Cyber Operations – Launch of the Tallinn Manual 2.0

A Panel Discussion with:
Professor Michael Schmitt
Tallinn Manual Process;
Chairman of the International Law Department
United States Naval War College

The Hon. Jane Holl Lute
Board Director
Atlantic Council;
Special Coordinator
United Nations

Mr. Rutger van Marissing
Senior Policy Officer 
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Introduced and Moderated by:

Mr. Jason Healey
Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council;
Senior Research Fellow, School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Wednesday, February 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the book launch of the Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations.

The first Tallinn Manual was the most comprehensive analysis of how existing international law applies to cyber space, mostly focusing on cyber operations occurring during armed conflict. Four years after its publication, we have witnessed cyber rapidly moving to the forefront of national security agendas in response to the proliferation of cyberattacks against states, companies, and individuals alike. The Tallinn Manual 2.0, authored by nineteen respected international law experts across the globe, adds analysis of international law governing these more common forms of cyber incidents occurring during peace time.

The discussion on February 8 gathers a distinguished group of experts to explain and debate the Manual’s provisions and share their insights into ways international law shapes stakeholders’ conduct in cyberspace.


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Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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