Impact of Cybercrime On International Law

  • Angel Mary Johnson and Thasmiya Manikandan
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  • Angel Mary Johnson

    Student at Christ (Deemed to be University), India

  • Thasmiya Manikandan

    Student at Christ (Deemed to be University), India

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The rapid spread of cyberspace has ushered in a new era of global interconnection and digital transformation. However, this digital revolution has also produced a powerful opponent: cybercrime. This research delves into the intricate interaction between cybercrime and international law, and reveals the multifaceted challenges and reactions in this dynamic pattern. As the boundaries of cyberspace transcend geographical boundaries, the traditional structure of international law is facing an unprecedented test. The study analyses the perverted nature of cybercrime, covering all aspects from data leakage to state-sponsored cyber espionage and war. It reviews the effectiveness of existing international legal instruments, such as the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, and emphasizes their different implementation among countries and the resulting differences in law enforcement. This study investigates the effects of cybercrime on international law and makes recommendations for politicians, international organisations, and legal experts to handle these difficulties more effectively. The need for international norms for responsible state behaviour in cyberspace, clarification of state responsibility principles, enhancement of attribution capabilities, strengthening international cooperation, and the establishment of diplomatic channels for conflict resolution are among the key findings. This research is significant because it contributes to continuing efforts to adapt international law to the dynamic digital context, safeguarding global security and stability in the face of emerging cyber threats.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 2004 - 2020


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