Cyber International Law: the way forward after the failure of the last UNGGE
The failure of the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (UNGGE) in June 2017 questions the future of the multilateral discussions on cybersecurity and cyberdefense, and more specifically on cyber international law. In this perspective, I am asserting that States should consider the opportunity to dissociate the discussions regarding the applicability and application of norms of international law from the political and strategic discussions, and submit them to different fora.
François Delerue is a researcher in international law and cyberdefense at the Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM—Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’École Militaire), an associate researcher at the Castex Chair of Cyberstrategy and an adjunct lecturer at Sciences Po Paris. He defended his Ph.D. on the application of international law to cyber operations at the European University Institute (EUI) in November 2016.