How can Chapters VI and VII of the UN Charter be used to restore peace and security following an international cyber incident?

International law as a whole, and the Charter of the United Nations in particular, applies to information and communications technologies (ICTs) and the digital environments that they enable. To address cyber events constituting disputes likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security; situations which might lead to international friction or give rise to a dispute under Chapter VI; and threats to the peace, breaches of the peace, or acts of aggression under Chapter VII, traditional dispute settlement and enforcement measures could be complemented or replaced with new, ICT-specific measures.

Teaser: The challenges and opportunities of information and communications technologies

Sponsor Organizations: Governments of France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland, as well as Microsoft

Citation: Talita de Souza Dias (2021) "Applying Chapters VI and VII of the Charter of the United Nations in the Cyber Context", UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland.