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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).
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 ...
Law-of-war precautions: A cautionary note
Sean Watts, Law-of-War Precautions: A Cautionary Note, in The Imapct of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Armed Conflict (Eric Talbot Jensen & Ronald T. P. Alcala eds., 2019).
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.