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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 ...
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).
Rethinking the security architecture of North East Asia
Michael J. Kelly & Sean Watts, Rethinking the Security Architecture of North East Asia, 41 Victoria U. Wellington L. Rev. 273 (2010).
In the aftermath of the Cold War, many questioned the continuing efficacy of collective security structures such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United Nations Security Council. Yet North East Asia never ...
Sean Watts, Law-of-War Perfidy, 219 Mil. L. Rev. 106 (2014).
The structural role of law-of-war perfidy is widely unappreciated and misunderstood. More than a prohibition of underhanded or dishonorable conduct, the prohibition of perfidy is an essential buttress to the law of war as ...
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 ...
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 ...
Beyond state-centrism: International law and non-state actors in cyberspace
Michael N. Schmitt & Sean Watts, Beyond State-Centrism: International Law and Non-state Actors in Cyberspace, 21 J. Conflict & Security L. (2016).
Classically, States and non-State actors were differentiated not only by disparities in legal status but also by significant imbalances in resources and capabilities. Not surprisingly, international law developed a ...
Law-of-war precautions: A cautionary note
Sean Watts, Law-of-War Precautions: A Cautionary Note, in The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Armed Conflict (Eric Talbot Jensen & Ronald T. P. Alcala eds., 2019).
Regulation-tolerant weapons, regulation-resistant weapons and the law of war
Sean Watts, Regulation-Tolerant Weapons, Regulation-Resistant Weapons and the Law of War, 91 Int'l L. Stud. 540 (2015).
The historical record of international weapons law reveals both regulation-tolerant weapons and regulation-resistant weapons, identifiable by a number of criteria including effectiveness, novelty, deployment, medical ...