09 Mar 2023

Application of International Law In Cyberspace: Human Rights Assessment Guide

The applicability of international law in cyberspace has long had broad consensus in the international community. But, until recently, it was uncommon to see official, detailed state positions on it. And even now, the total number of states providing such positions remains low.

From a human rights perspective, it’s critical that more states provide their views on how international law applies in cyberspace—particularly detailed, human-centric and human rights-promoting perspectives.

This guide aims to provide a clear framework for civil society and government actors to assess state positions on the application of international law in cyberspace. In doing so, they can effectively and constructively advocate for rights-respecting state positions.