Russell Buchan, Cyber Espionage and International Law. Oxford: Hart Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 2019, 195 pp. ISBN 9781782257349. [Book review]

Watt, Eliza ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3903-8631 (2019) Russell Buchan, Cyber Espionage and International Law. Oxford: Hart Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., 2019, 195 pp. ISBN 9781782257349. [Book review]. Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 24 (3) . pp. 638-642. ISSN 1467-7954 (Published online first) (doi:10.1093/jcsl/krz011)

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Abstract

Peacetime espionage as a method for states’ gathering military, political, commercial or other secret information by means of spies, secret agents or monitoring devices has a long and well-documented history. It has and continues to be an indispensable part of the activities that most governments undertake, but characteristically it is shrouded in secrecy and usually denied. The international law's stance regarding peacetime espionage has traditionally been and remains rather ambivalent. Some commentators argue that it exists in the twilight of international law, whilst others contend that the rules of lex lata have little role to play as they neither prohibit nor allow states to engage in this method of gathering information. [...]

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
Item ID: 28285
Notes on copyright: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Conflict and Security Law following peer review. The version of record Eliza Watt, Russell Buchan, Cyber Espionage and International Law, Journal of Conflict and Security Law, Volume 24, Issue 3, Winter 2019, Pages 638–642, is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/jcsl/krz011.
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Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 17:17
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2020 05:05
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/28285

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