ACI Journal Articles


Bringing Fear to the Perpetrators – Humanitarian Cyber Operations as Evidence Gathering and Deterrence

Document Type


USMA Research Unit Affiliation

Army Cyber Institute

Publication Date



Humanitarian cyber operations would allow democratic states to utilize cyber operations as a humanitarian intervention to capture information and create a foundation for decision making for collective international action supported by humanitarian international law. This follows the legal doctrine of responsibility to protect, which relies first on the nation state itself but when the state fails to protect its citizens, then the international community can act, ignoring the repressive or failed state’s national sovereignty.

Record links to items hosted by external providers may require fee for full-text.