Information Operations and Law: Framework, Practice, Implications

The evolution of information and communication technologies, together with the proliferation of personal computers and smart devices, has dramatically changed the speed and scale with which content can be disseminated online. While practice shows that states actively engage in information operations, legal scholars are still trying to clarify the limits imposed by international law. 

This panel will offer an insight into the international rules and principles applicable to information operations, explore the strategic use of digital information and information technologies in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict and contemplate the implications for the dynamics of war, war narratives and war crimes investigations.