Sunday, June 28, 2009

U.S., Russia Differ on a Treaty for Cyberspace

United States Russia This New York Times article is one you might want to use in an international law class or seminar.  It would be a good springboard for class discussions on what international law can accomplish, differences between conventional and customary international law, and different national philosophies about international law instruments and the enforcement of international law norms.

President Obama will visit Russia next week, and one of the subjects expected to be discussed there (and again at the U.N. General Assembly in November) is whether there should be a treaty to counter cyberwar attacks that wreak havoc on computers and the Internet.

Russia wants a treaty. The United States thinks a treaty is unnecessary.  Click here to read more.


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