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The philosophy of the preamble to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

Milan Jazbec

The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR), alongside the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR), presents the very essence of diplomatic and consular law, as well as of diplomatic theory and practic...

Cyber road from Ukraine: where will it take us?

Vladimir Radunović

‘The potential for the next Pearl Harbor could very well be a cyberattack.’  US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, 2012 This (in)famous warning has been discussed and re-discussed since 2012. Could a devastati...

Year in review: The digital policy developments that defined 2021

Stephanie Borg Psaila

For most countries, 2021 was a continuation of pandemic woes. As people swapped contact tracing apps for vaccine passports, the wave of misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines spread even faster.  Beyond COVID-19, the b...

Who’s behind a cyberattack?

Anastasiya Kazakova

Unravelling cyberattacks through a simulation game A seemingly ordinary Monday. You enter your office, turn on your computer, and grab a cup of coffee. As you settle in your desk to check your emails and connect to t...

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Resources

2019

International cyber security diplomatic negotiations: Role of Africa in inter-regional cooperation for a global approach on the security and stability of cyberspace

This research paper examines African countries cybersecurity readiness and how Africa can play a role in shaping international negotiations and discussions on global cybersecurity governance.... Read more...

university of malta logo, University of Malta

2017

International multistakeholder cyber threat information sharing regimes: Policy considerations for scaling trust and active participation

This paper examines cybersecurity information sharing mechanisms. It looks at the research into public-private partnership (PPP) theory, their application for cybersecurity, and the burgeoning field of international cybersecurity collaboration, and draws conclusions on... Read more...

university of malta logo, University of Malta

2013

E-diplomacy and Diplomatic Law in the Internet Era

Peacetime Regime for State Activities in Cyberspace (ed by Katharine Ziolkowski) covers in a multi-disciplinary approach the technical, legal, policy and diplomacy aspects of State activities in cyberspace during peacetime. It consists of 23 chapters of academic natur... Read more...

2012

Carry on, Excellencies!

The latest piece of EU legislation on air transport security seems at first sight to contradict a wellestablished principle of diplomatic law, the freedom of diplomatic communication. ... Read more...

hugo grotius, Hugo Grotius

2011

Satow’s Diplomatic Practice, 6th ed

Satow’s Diplomatic Practice is a classic work, first published 90 years ago and revised four times since. This is the first revised edition for thirty years, during which time the world and diplomacy have changed almost beyond recognition. The new edition provide... Read more...

satows diplomatic practice, A Guide to Diplomatic Practice

2008

Evolution of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities

Excerpt from the lecture 1: Principles and concepts, evolution and instruments; Online course on Diplomatic Law: Privileges and Immunities.... Read more...

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poster, Manuel de droit diplomatique

book, Diplomatic Law: Commentary on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations