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Give Them an Inch, They'll Take a Terabyte: How States May Interpret Tallinn Manual 2.0's International Human Rights Law Chapter

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Army Cyber Institute

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The recent publication of Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations, the “follow-on initiative [expanding Tallinn Manual 1.0’s] scope to include the public international law governing cyber operations during peacetime,”2 is a truly remarkable accomplishment in both cyber and international law. Unquestionably, it is the most comprehensive work ever written to describe how international law regulates cyber activities that take place below the use-of-force threshold. As this Article underscores, the significance of the Manual’s publication is further enhanced by its Chapter seeking to “articulate[] Rules indicating the scope of application and content of international human rights law [(IHRL)] bearing on cyber activities.”

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