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Combatant status and computer network attack
Sean Watts, Combatant Status and Computer Network Attack, 50 Va. J. Int'l L. 391 (2010).
The national security implications of computer network attacks (CNA) have become far-reaching and have prompted major adjustments to our nation's defense structure and strategy. One of the current President's early executive ...
Tallinn manual on the international law applicable to cyber warfare
Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare (Michael N. Schmitt ed., 2013) (prepared by the International Group of Experts) (member of the International Group of Experts).
The product of a three-year project by twenty renowned international law scholars and practitioners, the Tallinn Manual identifies the international law applicable to cyber warfare and sets out ninety-five 'black-letter ...
Notion of combatancy in cyber warfare
Sean Watts, The Notion of Combatancy in Cyber Warfare, in 2012 4th International Conference on Cyber Conflict: Proceedings 235 (Christian Czosseck, Rain Ottis & Katharina Ziolkowski eds., 2012).
This paper proposes an alternate test for combatant status in cyber warfare focused on State affiliation. Long an important, yet overlooked criterion for combatant status, State affiliation enjoys solid textual support in ...
Present and future conceptions of the status of government forces in non-international armed conflict
Sean Watts, Present and Future Conceptions of the Status of Government Forces in Non-International Armed Conflict, 88 Int'l L. Stud. 145 (2012).
Legal voids exist and operate nowhere more clearly and widely in international law than in the laws of war applicable to non-international armed conflicts (NIAC). Status of government actors in NIAC provides an intriguing ...
Domestic investigation of suspected law of armed conflict violations: United States procedures, policies, and practices
Sean Watts, Domestic Investigation of Suspected Law of Armed Conflict Violations: United States Procedures, Policies, and Practices, in 14 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 85 (Michael N. Schmitt & Louise Arimatsu, eds., 2012).
This article outlines the investigative procedures available under current United States domestic law for suspected LOAC violations. Formal and informal procedures available under both civil and military justice systems ...
Cyber conflict: Once far-fetched, now a global threat
Sean Watts, Cyber Conflict: Once Far-Fetched, Now a Global Threat, Creighton Law., Fall 2013, at 12.
Report on United States law of armed conflict investigations and prosecution practices
Sean Watts, Report on United States Law of Armed Conflict Investigations and Prosecution Practices, in Israel's Mechanisms for Examining and Investigating Complaints and Claims of Violations of the Laws of Armed Conflict According to International Law 485 (Turkel Comm'n ed., 2013).
This report responds to interrogatories provided by the report sponsors concerning United States law of armed conflict investigation and prosecution practices and policies. Where possible the report relies on
International law and modern armed conflict: Can law really make a difference?
Sean Watts, International Law and Modern Armed Conflict: Can Law Really Make a Difference?, Neb. Law., Nov./Dec. 2013, at 19.
Cyber law development and the United States Law of War Manual
Sean Watts, Cyber Law Development and the United States Law of War Manual, in International Cyber Norms: Legal, Policy & Industry Perspectives 49 (Anna-Maria Osula and Henry Rõigas eds., 2016).
This chapter examines the recently released United States Department of Defense (DoD) Law of War Manual to sample sovereign views on the current state of international law applicable to cyberspace operations and to assess ...
A cyber duty of due diligence: Gentle civilizer or crude destabilizer?
Eric Talbot Jensen & Sean Watts, A Cyber Duty of Due Diligence: Gentle Civilizer or Crude Destabilizer?, 95 Texas L. Rev. 1555 (2017).