Strengthening international cyber law expertise in the Pacific

The Australian Government, in cooperation with the Governments of Singapore and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, held a week-long course for legal officers from the Pacific on the application of international law in cyberspace.

Led by experts from an international law firm Cyber Law International, the course provided legal advisors from the Pacific with practical information and expertise to enable them to better navigate the complex legal issues involving cyberspace.

Hosted at the Australian National University in Canberra, course participants discussed recent developments in international law and its application to cyberspace. Course topics included general international law principles, such as sovereignty and jurisdiction, as well as more specialised topics, like countermeasures and plea of necessity in response to cyber operations.

This initiative was funded under the Cyber Cooperation Program which aims to strengthen Australia's cyber capacity building efforts in the Indo-Pacific.

Group photo of participants of the cyber law course held in ANU, Canberra. Credit: DFAT

Last Updated: 5 February 2019