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Event Date

6 March 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm


Brunei Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street
London WC1H 0AL
United Kingdom

“In Search of the International Law of Cyberspace: A Travelogue”
Michael Schmitt, Professor of Public International Law, Exeter Law School

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As the world struggles to introduce and seek ratification of laws to contain the excesses of conventional warfare and its cruel humanitarian consequences, governments are already embarking on developments in cyber warfare and defence. Who is going to define the limitations of this new universe of humankind’s capacity to exploit technological advances only for further destruction? Who will then draw up laws within which humanity must work, even if only to maintain a sense, however tenuous, that humanity itself still has a place in tomorrow’s world?

Professor Schmitt is a Senior Fellow at the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Senior Research Associate at Hebrew University, Affiliate at Harvard's Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, and General Editor of both International Law Studies and the Lieber Studies series.

The lecture is held in association with the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London.

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