New on INCYDER: Overview of UN OEWG continued discussions on international law in cyberspace

The second substantive session of the first United Nations Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on cyber issues took place during 10 – 14 February 2020. This article by Maria Tolppa, a law researcher at the CCDCOE, provides a look at exchange of views by states on the topic of international law

A wide range of relevant issues were covered at the second meeting of the all-inclusive OEWG, open to all 193 UN member states. These included voluntary and non-binding norms, rules and principles of responsible state behaviour, application of international law on cyberspace, implementation of confidence-building measures to enhance trust between states, and advancement of global capacity to make cyberspace safer. This process builds upon the previous Group of Governmental Experts, which have already established an international cyber stability framework based on the consensus reports from 2010, 2013 and 2015.

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