|9-12 June 2014||5th of May 2014||Tallinn, Estonia||
|21-25 July 2014||9th of June 2014||NATO School Oberammergau||450 €|
With all states increasingly facing hostile cyber operations, and with some of them developing the capacity to bring cyber to bear in the contemporary battlespace, the International Law of Cyber Operations course is an invaluable educational opportunity for military and civilian legal advisors to the armed forces, intelligence community lawyers, and other civilian attorneys in governmental security posts. Attendance is also recommended for policy specialists who advise on cyber issues and wish to acquire a basic understanding of the applicable legal regimes. Legal scholars and graduate students are likewise welcome to attend.
The course gives an in-depth overview of the application of the jus ad bellum and international humanitarian law to cyber operations. Specific topics include cyber operations as a use of force, self-defence against cyber operations, and the interpretation and application of humanitarian law principles and rules to cyber hostilities. Lectures on related issues such as state responsibility, the principle of sovereignty, and the law of neutrality are included in the curriculum. The law sessions are complemented by lectures on information technology that, for example, explain how the internet works and how cyber operations are executed from a technical perspective. Course participants will have the opportunity to apply the acquired legal and technical knowledge in practical exercises.
The lectures will be given by noted scholars and practitioners, including two co-authors of the Tallinn Manual, Professors Michael Schmitt (United States Naval War College and Exeter University) and Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg (European University Viadrina).
In 2014, the course will be offered twice. The first iteration, offered by the Centre, will be held in Tallinn, Estonia 9-12 June, immediately following CyCon, the Centre's annual conference on cyber conflict. A special discount price of 300 € for the course is offered to all CyCon participants.
The curricula of both iterations are nearly identical. The Tallinn version is run over four full days, the Oberammergau over 3 full days and two half days.
To register for the course, send an email to events -at- ccdcoe.org, indicating your name, affiliation and the iteration you wish to attend. Early sign-up is encouraged because the courses are expected to fill up quickly.