Instruments of International Law: Against Terrorist Use of the Internet

  • Ulrich Sieber


Because of its complex and transnational nature, to criminal justice systems within their traditional bounds, cyberterrorism presents fundamental challenges that can only be overcome by close international cooperation. The UN, the EU, and above all the Council of Europe have played key roles in attempts to facilitate such cooperation and ensure that an effective fight against cyberterrorism is possible. This chapter presents in detail the various legal instruments created, and presents an analysis of their potential to make a comprehensive provision for the fight against cyberterrorism. It investigates whether there are deficits in relation to the existing international instruments and suggests improvements where necessary.


Framework Decision Additional Protocol Mutual Assistance Security Council Resolution Transnational Organize Crime 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Director at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal LawFreiburgGermany

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