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Originally written for Russia Direct and published on May 21 2015


The 4th Global Conference on Cyberspace, which took place in the Hague, the Netherlands, on 16-17th of April, left mixed feelings. The Dutch government has clearly put a lot of effort into getting the most burning issues of cybersecurity into its agenda, enlarging the participation of stakeholders i...


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Round table “Cyberspace Operations in Armed Conflicts and Proportionality Rule: Thinking out Loud” 26.05.2016



Round table “Cyberspace Operations in Armed Conflicts and Proportionality Rule: Thinking out Loud”

International Committee of the Red Cross

PIR Center

Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security Issues 

May 26 2016

  • Theory of Jus in Bello Proportionality
  • Potential damage to civilian objects caused by cyber attacks
  • Direct and Indirect effects of cyber attacks
  • Cyber attacks on critical objects: analysis of incidents from 2014-2015
  • Cyber Attacks: proportionality and precautions in attack

Round table programme

14:30 – 15:00



15:00 – 15:15


CUTTAT Pascal, Head of the ICRC Regional Delegation for the Russian Federation, Belarus and Moldova

ZULKHARNEEV Albert, PIR Center Director


15.15 – 16.30





Presentation of the idea

GAVRILOVA Maria, Legal advisor, Regional Delegation for the RF, Belarus and Moldova, ICRC


Theory of Jus in Bello Proportionality

PHILIPPE Xavier, Director of Institut Louis Favoreu, professor of international law, Université d'Aix-Marseille


Cyber Attack as an “Attack” within the Meaning of International Humanitarian Law

MELZER Nils, Human Rights Chair at Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights


Cyber Attacks: Proportionality and Precautions in Attack

RUSINOVA Vera, docent, Department of International Public and Private Law, Higher School of Economics


Direct and Indirect Effects of Cyber Attacks

KARASEV Pavel, research fellow, Lomonosov Moscow State University Institute of Information Security Issues


Cyber Attacks on Objects of Critical Infrastructure: Analysis of Incidents from 2014-2015

VOYTOV Matvey, Head of product marketing, Critical Infrastructure Protection Business Development, Kaspersky Lab


Moderator: KUSHLEYKO Anastasia, Regional Legal Advisor for the integration and promotion of IHL in Eastern Europe and Central Asia at ICRC

16.30 – 17.00



  • DEMIDOV Oleg, consultant, PIR Center
  • KOZIK Andrey, Secretary-General, Association of International Law (BILA)
  • YAKUSHEV Mikhail, Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, Russia and Eastern Europe, ICANN

17.00 – 17.30



17.30 – 18.30