Cyber Warfare: Applying the Principle of Distinction in an Interconnected Space

  title={Cyber Warfare: Applying the Principle of Distinction in an Interconnected Space},
  author={Robin Geiss and Henning Lahmann},
  journal={Israel Law Review},
  pages={381 - 399}
While the rules of the jus in bello are generally operative in cyberspace, it appears to be problematic to apply the fundamental principle of distinction because of the systemic interconnection of military and civilian infrastructure in the cyber realm. In this regard, the application of the accepted legal definition of military objectives will make various components of the civilian cyber infrastructure a legitimate military objective. In order to avoid serious repercussions for the civilian… 

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