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02 February 2017

Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations to Be Launched

Tallinn Manual 2.0, the most comprehensive analysis of how existing international law applies to cyber operations, is published.

Download the Tallinn Manual 2.0 factsheet
Watch the Tallinn Manual 2.0 launch discussion live on Wednesday, February 8 15:30 EST

Authored by nineteen international law experts, Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations is an influential resource for legal advisers dealing with cyber issues. The updated and considerably expanded second edition of the 2013 Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare is published by Cambridge University Press. The drafting of the Tallinn Manual was facilitated and led by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

The focus of the original Manual was on the most severe cyber operations, those that violate the prohibition of the use of force in international relations, entitle states to exercise the right of self-defence, and/or occur during armed conflict. Tallinn Manual 2.0 adds a legal analysis of the more common cyber incidents that states encounter on a day-to-day basis and that fall below the thresholds of the use of force or armed conflict.

The expanded edition of the Tallinn Manual, like its predecessor, represents the views of its authors, and not of NATO, the NATO CCD COE, its Sponsoring Nations, or any other entity. More information is available at https://ccdcoe.org/research.html.

 

Launch events
Launch events are open but registration is mandatary and seats filled on a first-come-first-served-basis.

Washington, DC, February 8
The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, the Atlantic Council, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United States co-organise the world launch that includes a panel discussion with Professor Michael Schmitt (director of the Tallinn Manual process), The Honourable Jane Holl Lute (board director at the Atlantic Council), Rutger van Marissing (senior policy officer at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Jason Healey (senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and Columbia University. Former president will speak at a reception hosted by Baker & McKenzie and the Embassy of Estonia after the event.

Time: February 8, 2017 15:30
Venue: The Atlantic Council (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC)
Registration: DLi -at- ATLANTICCOUNCIL.ORG or +1-202-292-5164
Webcast: live webcast will be available

The Hague, February 13
The European Launch of the Tallinn Manual 2.0 is co-organized by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. The panel discussion features Professor Michael Schmitt (director of the Tallinn Manual Process), Marina Kaljurand (former Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs), Dr Marten Zwanenburg (Senior Legal Advisor, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Steven Hill (NATO Legal Adviser).

Time:  February 13, 2017 at 15:00h
Venue: Spaansche Hof (Westeinde 12, The Hague)
Registration:  www.asser.nl/TallinnManual2.0

Tallinn, February 17
The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Estonia co-organize a launch featuring a panel discussion with Professor Michael Schmitt (director of the Tallinn Manual Process), Marie Jacobsson (principal legal adviser on international law at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs) and Professor Lauri Mälksoo (chair of international law at the University of Tartu and member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences).

Time:  February 17, 2017 at 13:30
Venue: Estonian Academy of Sciences (Kohtu 6, Tallinn)
Registration:  events -at- ccdcoe.org or +372 717 6818