New on INCYDER: “Overview of UN OEWG developments: continuation of discussions on how international law applies in cyberspace”

The second substantive session of the first United Nations Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on cyber issues took place during February 10 – 14.

A wide range of relevant issues were covered at the second meeting of the all-inclusive OEWG, open to all 193 UN member states. These included voluntary and non-binding norms, rules and principles of responsible state behaviour, how international law applies in cyberspace, how to implement confidence-building measures to build trust between states, and how to increase global capacity when it comes to ensuring cyber security. This process builds upon the previous Group of Governmental Experts, which have already established an international cyber stability framework rooted in the consensus reports from 2010, 2013 and 2015. This article by Maria Tolppa, a law researcher at the CCDCOE, focuses on the overview of exchange of views by states on the topic of international law.

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