To celebrate the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare, shortly available as a hard copy, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence together with Chatham House and Atlantic Council is organising book launch events in London and Washington, D.C., respectively.
The Tallinn Manual launch in London on March 15th will feature a panel discussion on the Manual’s objectives, process and points of difficulty and review it in the context of evolving doctrine and state practice. The event in Washington on March 28th will, in addition to giving an overview of the Tallinn Manual’s process and results, also focus on its policy and operational impact.
The Tallinn Manual project brought together an independent group of over 20 most distinguished international legal practitioners and scholars in the world in order to assess how the jus ad bellum (the international law governing the use of force) and the jus in bello (law of armed conflict or international humanitarian law) should be interpreted in the cyber context. Highly qualified technical experts assisted this “International Group of Experts” in the drafting of the Manual. Furthermore, the International Committee of the Red Cross, United States Cyber Command and NATO’s Allied Command Transformation provided observers to this process.
The Tallinn Manual is a restatement of the law as it exists today and it does not suggest future directions international law should, or would be likely to, take. It is not an official document, but instead an expression of opinions of a group of independent experts acting solely in their personal capacity. It does not represent the views of the Centre, our Sponsoring Nations, or NATO. It is also not meant to reflect NATO doctrine. Nor does it reflect the position of any organization or state represented by observers.
NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is an International Military Organisation located in Tallinn, Estonia. Its mission is to enhance the capability, cooperation and information sharing among NATO, its member nations and partners in cyber defence by virtue of education, research and development, lessons learned and consultation.
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