On 7 November, Centre Director Professor Robin Geiß will participate in cyber-diplomacy web discussion organised by DiploFoundation, with the support of Microsoft, on the applicability of international law to cyberspace. As cyberspace increasingly gets (mis)used by states for military purposes, international negotiations on rules of behaviour in cyberspace evolve, in particular within the UN context. The discussion Applicability of international law to cyberspace: Do we know the rules of the road? will look into the international rules that are already in place, and the challenges of their applicability.

This webinar is the second in a series of cyber-diplomacy web discussions which consist of four hour-long webinars, running from October to December 2019.  Thematic focus of the web discussions are on pertinent issues related to ongoing global negotiations about responsible behaviour in cyberspace: trends and impacts of cyber-armament, applicability of international law to cyberspace, challenges of traceability and attribution of cyber-attack, and perspectives and applicability of norms and confidence building measures. To make the webinars ‘actionable’ and help participants get involved, the webinars discuss open issues, effects on security, human rights and economic development, and review existing processes and avenues of contributions by various actors.


Prof Robin Geiss, Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security (GCILS)

Deborah Housen-Couriel (Adv.), Chief Legal Officer and VP Regulation, Konfidas Ltd., Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Research Associate, ICT at ICT Herzliya

Host and moderator

Dr Jovan Kurbalija, the Executive Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)

For further details and to register please click here.