The Metastasis of Transnational Cyber Attacks and International Law: A Catch 22 Situation

  • Niharika Julka
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  • Niharika Julka

    Student at Amity Law School, Delhi (affiliated to GGSIPU), India

  • Muskan Nagpal

    Student at Amity Law School, Delhi (affiliated to GGSIPU), India

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The need of the highly technologized world is fulfilled via computers, computer systems and internet. The cyber world knows no territorial boundaries and therefore, this makes the computer systems vulnerable to malicious transnational cyberattacks. The Cyberattacks are on an exponential metastatic rise around the world with very little action to prevent these on the International front. Since, transnational cyber-attacks are a rising global issue and domestic law offers almost little to no help in punishing the offenders, there is an urgent need for international law experts to move beyond Tallinn Manual, and explore the possibilities of drafting a precise and unambiguous convention on transnational cyberattacks. Authors have also argued for the formation of an impartial international tribunal mandated for the purpose of investigating and resolution of transnational cyberconflicts. A Convention and Specialized Tribunal dealing with transnational cyberattacks can go a long way in solving most of the legal problems faced by people working in the domain.




International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 3, Page 177 - 183


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