Texas Law Review Presents: Tallinn Manual 2.0

The Texas Law Review, the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Lieber Institute for Law & Land Warfare at the United States Military Academy recently hosted a symposium on the soon-to-be-released Tallinn Manual 2.0.

The widely-acclaimed Tallinn Manual 1.0 has become the “go to” source regarding the international law that governs cyber conflict for government legal advisors and scholars around the world. The upcoming publication of the Tallinn Manual 2.0 will be a landmark event, and the occasion for considerable scholarly debate. The Tallinn Manual 2.0 is the culmination of a three-year follow-on project to the initial Tallinn Manual, and addresses the international law governing cyber operations that take place below the threshold of armed conflict.

The Symposium brought scholars who participated in the Tallinn 2.0 project into conversation with commentators to discuss its conclusions as well as matters upon which consensus could not be reached. We examined the relevant legal regimes which include the law of State responsibility, the law of the sea, air law, international telecommunications law, space law, diplomatic and consular law, and, with respect to individuals, human rights law. Furthermore, we discussed how the general principles of international law, such as sovereignty, jurisdiction, due diligence and the prohibition of intervention, apply in the cyber context.

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