Michael Schmitt


Michael Schmitt is Professor of International Law, University of Reading; G. Norman Lieber Distinguished Scholar, West Point; Charles H. Stockton Distinguished Scholar in Residence, US Naval War College; Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Visiting Professor of Law, University of Texas; and Director of Legal Affairs, Cyber Law International.

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Ireland Takes Key Stands on International Law in Cyberspace

On July 6th, Ireland released its Position Paper on the Application of International Law in Cyberspace. Coming on the heels of the 2021 UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE, on cyberspace) “Official Compendium,” which contained the views of 15 nations, and the 2022 publication of Canada’s position (…

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Canada Takes on International Law in Cyberspace

This April, Global Affairs Canada (GAC, the foreign ministry) released Canada’s position on the application of international law in cyberspace. Unfortunately, for two reasons, the statement failed to attract the attention it merited. First, Canada released it on the heels of the 2019-21 U.N. Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) Report on State…

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The United Kingdom on International Law in Cyberspace

The United Kingdom has long been a thought leader in applying international law to cyberspace. In 2018, the then-Attorney General, Jeremy Wright, spoke on the subject in a granular address at Chatham House, making the United Kingdom one of the first countries to set forth its views on how international law applies to cyberspace during…

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