Cyber Operations under International Humanitarian Law


How does IHL apply to cyber operations? What constitutes an ?attack? in cyber space? What protections does IHL afford civilian ?data?? What is the potential human suffering that can be caused by these capabilities, and how can it be limited? These are just some of the most pressing questions that States and IHL experts are tackling to understand the intricacies of how IHL applies to cyber operations conducted in armed conflict. Join the American Red Cross IHL Department fo this discussion which will highlight these and other issues and challenges of applying IHL to cyber activities. Interested participants must register in advance on Zoom at the following link:

The speaker for this event is Jonathan Horowitz, who is a Legal Advisor at the ICRC?s Regional Delegation for the United
States and Canada, based in Washington, DC. Previously he was a Legal Advisor to the UN Independent International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar and a Senior Legal Officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative. Jonathan has also
worked as a Political-Military Affairs and Rule of Law Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan where he advised on detention policies.

Date and Location

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm