Professor Mike Schmitt to serve as Director and Co-General Editor of the Tallinn Manual 3.0 project

The CCDCOE has committed to host a project to revise and expand the influential Tallinn Manual 2.0 on International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations. Professor Mike Schmitt, who directed the Tallinn Manual 2.0 effort and was its General Editor, will serve as the Director and Co-General Editor of the Tallinn Manual 3.0 project. In reaction to being invited to serve again as Project Director, Professor Schmitt noted, “The Tallinn Manual 2.0 International Group of Experts is proud of the extent to which its work has proven useful to States and the broader international community. But as the technology advances and the reliance of societies on cyberspace grows, States are taking stands through their pronouncements and practice on how international law governs cyber activities. If the Tallinn Manual process is to remain valuable to those who shoulder cyber responsibilities on behalf of their nations, we must act now to ensure it remains an accurate reflection of the current state of the law.” For more information on the project, see: CCDCOE

Dr Peter Coe to act as the UK’s 2021-2022 National Reporter on ‘Freedom of Speech and the Regulation of Fake News’

Upon invitation from the British Association of Comparative Law Dr Peter Coe will act as the UK’s 2021-2022 National Reporter on ‘Freedom of Speech and the Regulation of Fake News’. His report will be submitted to the International Academy of Comparative Law at the International Congress of Comparative Law in Asunción, Paraguay in October 2022.

Extraterritorial Defensive Cyber Operations and International Law

Professor Mike Schmitt recently addressed the United States Naval War College on “Extraterritorial Defensive Cyber Operations and International Law.” The US Naval War College is a post-graduate institution focusing on international security issues for senior military officers and government officials from throughout the United States and partner nations. He also addressed Columbia University’s faculty and students at the invitation of the Columbia Society of International Law. Professor Schmitt spoke on “America’s Cyber Strategy in 2021 and Beyond,” specifically evaluating the Trump and Biden administrations’ approach to cyber strategy from an international law standpoint. Finally, Mike most recently virtually visited Harvard Law to talk about his experiences as an international lawyer.