RESPONSIBILITY OF STATE TOWARDS THE ISSUES OF CYBER WARFARE UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE CASE OF PROJECT LAKHTA

Authors

  • YORDAN GUNAWAN, NAUFAL BAGUS PRATAMA

Abstract

Within a very first decades of the 21st century, the world has witnessed some severe cyber-attacks. In
2018, the Department of Justice of United States of America announced a criminal complaint in
Alexandria, Virginia, against a Russian national for her alleged role in interfering with U.S Presidential
Election 2016, including the 2018 midterm election under the operation called Project Lakhta. This
will give a raise to a question on how the prevailing law could cover this new type of conduct such as
the cyber-attack. Even though it is clearly stated under the ILC Draft on Internationally Wrongful Act,
it is still poses challenges for cyber-attack to meet these conditions to give a rise to a state
responsibility. Therefore, by using normative legal research to answer the problem statement, this
research will show how the state responsibility towards the issue of cyberwarfare is under international
law with the special reference to the case of Project Lakhta. The result shows that it is hard and
challenging to determine whether a state responsibility could be given a rise for the cyber-attacks done
by a state to another sovereign under the prevailing law, therefore there is a need for the world
community to reach upon a consensus on determining the criteria and establishing International legal
instrument concerning cyberwarfare in order to give security and certainty.

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Published

2020-12-04

How to Cite

YORDAN GUNAWAN, NAUFAL BAGUS PRATAMA. (2020). RESPONSIBILITY OF STATE TOWARDS THE ISSUES OF CYBER WARFARE UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE CASE OF PROJECT LAKHTA. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 9115 - 9130. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/2380