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This page is under construction. Current editable version: Database/54 Toolkit - FAQ. Please do not edit this page, it is here for information purposes only.

This is a list of frequently asked questions about using and contributing to the Cyber Law Toolkit.

General FAQ

What is the aim of the project?

The overarching aim of this project is to promote knowledge and develop expertise among legal advisors and decision-makers confronted by the need to respond efficiently to the challenges posed by modern technology and cyber operations from the perspective of international law. The project strives to achieve this aim by developing, testing, publishing and disseminating an interactive toolkit for the primary benefit of non-academic end users, thus assisting legal advisors and decision-makers in understanding and assessing the law applicable to cyber operations. In short, the aim of the project is to create and maintain the resource that is in front of you right now – the Cyber Law Toolkit.

What is the Cyber Law Toolkit?

The Cyber Law Toolkit is a dynamic interactive web-based resource for legal professionals who work with matters at the intersection of international law and cyber operations. At its heart, the Toolkit consists of several hypothetical scenarios, each of which contains a description of cyber incidents inspired by real-world examples accompanied by detailed legal analysis.

Which scenarios does the Toolkit consist of?

Please refer to the Main Page, which contains an overview of all scenarios. You may also refer to the List of articles, which places the scenarios in the overall context of all substantive articles in the Toolkit.

What is the structure of individual scenarios?

In brief, every scenario consists of the following sections:

  • 0 Executive summary (presented without a section header)
  • 1 Scenario (keywords, factual description, and real-world examples)
  • 2 Legal analysis (the central part of the scenario; see Note on the structure of analysis for its further division)
  • 3 Checklist (questions for legal advisors facing similar situations in practice)
  • 4 Appendixes (further information, such as other relevant articles in the toolkit; endnotes; and bibliography)

Technical FAQ

Can I edit the articles? How do I do that?


How do I add a new article?


How do I cite Toolkit articles?


Article FAQ

Why did you choose this example? I don’t think it fits the facts at all!


Why did you structure the analysis in this way? I don’t think attribution/sovereignty/space law is an issue at all in this scenario.