Cyber Warfare: A New Hullaballoo under International Humanitarian Law


Cyber warfare is a new phenomenon and scenario under International Humanitarian law. This paper was basically portrayed the impact of cyber warfare in light with international humanitarian law and assessed the notion of cyber warfare, conduct of hostilities, legal framework, monitoring mechanisms as well as current challenges. Moreover, critical legal analysis is used as principal methodology. Major findings of the research revealed that there are plethora of issues to be underlined save as absence of binding treaty governing the challenging scenarios. Recommendations are made by suggesting points of improvement until the international community has agreed on this cross-cutting contemporary issue.

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Ayalew, Y. (2015) Cyber Warfare: A New Hullaballoo under International Humanitarian Law. Beijing Law Review, 6, 209-223. doi: 10.4236/blr.2015.64021.

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