Monday, June 15, 2015

Conference: Non-State Actors and Responsibility in Cyberspace

On September 18, 2015, the University of Sheffield School of Law will hold a conference on "Non-State Actors and Responsibility in Cyberspace: State Responsibility, Individual Criminal Responsibility and Questions of Evidence." The program is here. Here's the idea:
This conference brings together leading international experts to assess the effectiveness of international law in ensuring responsibility for the injurious cyber activities of non-state actors. In particular, this conference addresses three critical international legal questions: Can states be held responsible for injurious acts committed by non-state actors in or through cyberspace? Can individuals be held criminally responsible for malicious cyber operations and how is jurisdiction established in cyberspace? What challenges do international courts face when conducting cyber investigations and how do international courts assess the probity of cyber evidence?