Professor Mike Schmitt delivers final webinar on international cyber law matters

On 11 June, Professor Mike Schmitt delivered the third and final international cyber law webinar for attorneys and other policy personnel from throughout the Australian government who deal with cyber matters. The half-day virtual session dealt with the prohibition on cyber uses of force, self-defence in cyberspace and cyber operations during an armed conflict. Earlier sessions dealt with such topics as sovereignty and intervention in cyberspace, as well as the legal responsibility of states for cyber operations conducted by non-state actors. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) sponsored the professional development webinars. DFAT is a major sponsor of cyber capacity-building throughout the Asia-Pacific region and the University of Reading School of Law certifies its legal workshops, which Professor Schmitt directs, as Executive Education Courses.