Cyber Space Regulation and the International Humanitarian Law


  • Zahra Niazi NUST


Cyber Space, Cyber Attacks, International Humanitarian Law


Over the period of two decades, the threat landscape of state, global and human security has substantially modified, becoming ever-more dangerous. In this context, the cyber revolution has played a marked role in altering the threat landscape. However, the world is yet unprepared to deal with the consequences of the most dreadful outcome of a cyber-attack-a nuclear war while the domain of cyber space remains largely unregulated. This research will attempt to investigate the differing positions of states hindering the achievement of a global consensus for the regulation of cyberspace and argue whether International Humanitarian Law is applicable to cyber-attacks and if its applicability is sufficient to address the threat of cyber-attacks. The impact of the research includes being able to come up with certain recommendations.




How to Cite

Niazi, Z. (2021). Cyber Space Regulation and the International Humanitarian Law. Pakistan Review of Social Sciences (PRSS), 2(1), 90–100. Retrieved from