Recent Outcomes

Themes Concluded (1998-2021)

International law and State cyber operations

In August 2020, the CJI adopted a report on "International Law and State Cyber Operations: Improving Transparency" which provides clear parameters on the application of international law to cyberspace and presents points of convergence and divergence about the understanding of those international rules within OAS member states, including their reactions to cyber threats. It is a document that seeks to provide more transparency and improve the knowledge in order to limit the risk of escalation or conflict. The report has been translated into all OAS languages:

In the development of this issue, the Inter-American Juridical Committee discussed the following documents over the years that serve as background information: 

  • 2020
    CJI/RES. 260 (XCVII-O/20). International law and State cyber operations
    CJI/doc. 615/20 rev.1. Improving transparency: International law and state cyber operations - Fifth Report (presented by professor Duncan B. Hollis)
    CJI/doc. 603/20 rev.1 corr.1 Improving transparency: International law and state cyber operations - Fourth Report (presented by professor Duncan B. Hollis)

  • 2019
    CJI/doc. 594/19 Third report international law & state cyber operations: improving transparency (presented by professor Duncan B. Hollis)
    CJI/doc. 578/19 International law and state cyber operations: improving transparency (presented by professor Duncan B. Hollis)

  • 2018
    CJI/doc. 570/18 International Law and State Cyber Operations: Improving Transparency (presented by professor Duncan B. Hollis)

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