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International Law in Focus Series – Session: International Humanitarian Law and Cyber WarfareAdd to learning list

Course

Facilitated e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Course details

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Length
3 days
Effort
4 hours per day; 12 hours in total
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
650 USD
Start date
17 March 2021
End date
19 March 2021
Registration deadline
10 March 2021

Course summary

Participants will explore methods and means of cyber warfare, and learn to distinguish between the applicability of international humanitarian law to cyber operations in international armed conflicts and non-international armed conflicts.

About this course

The second topic to focus on will be the International Humanitarian Law and Cyber Warfare. War remains a matter of great concern to humanity. Recent conflicts have demonstrated that the ravages of war continue to have a devastating impact especially on the civilian population. With the increasing amount of states developing military cyber capabilities, the interplay between the “cyber” and “real” realm of war needs to be addressed. Through the course of 3 e-workshops participants will explore methods and means of cyber warfare, and learn to distinguish between the applicability of international humanitarian law to cyber operations in international armed conflicts and non-international armed conflicts.

Each workshop will run for 4 hours. The respective e-workshops will be conducted via the platform Zoom and will be facilitated by an expert on the theme. The material presented in the workshop will be interactive and assignments will be given for participants to further advance their knowledge. At the end of the week participants will be asked to complete a knowledge assessment.

Target audience

The International Law in Focus Series is aimed at students and professionals seeking a deeper understanding of international law.

Learning objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the main rules of international humanitarian law and differentiate between those which apply to the cyberspace and the others;
  • Apply the main rules governing international humanitarian law to cyber-warfare;
  • Explain the link between Human rights and the cyber realm.