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Czechia has published a Position Paper on the Application of International Law in Cyberspace


Recognizing the urgent need to address challenges arising from the rapid growth of cyber capabilities and an increasing number of harmful cyber activities, the Czech Republic actively supports ongoing efforts to clarify how international law applies in cyberspace. 

In order to contribute further to these efforts, the Czech Republic is pleased to publish its Position Paper on the Application of International Law in Cyberspace, outlining its view on the application of basic principles and rules of international law to cyberspace. The position paper has been prepared in collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic, and the National Cyber and Information Security Agency and approved by the Committee for the Foreign Security Policy Coordination (CFSPC).

Reaffirming that international law, including the United Nations Charter in its entirety, is applicable to State conduct in cyberspace and is essential for maintaining peace and stability in the ICT environment, the Czech Republic fully endorses an international order based on international law and considers it to be a fundamental framework for responsible State behaviour in cyberspace.

The released Position Paper aims to contribute to UN discussions, including within the context of the Czech Republic's participation in the current OEWG. The hope is that these discussions will foster a better common understanding of how international law applies in cyberspace, promote responsible state behaviour and contribute to a more stable, secure, open, accessible, and peaceful cyber environment.


Position paper on the application of international law... 853 kB pdf (Adobe Acrobat document) Feb 27, 2024