2013 UN GGE report recognises that international law applies to digital space

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Report of the UN GGE 2012/2013 (later adopted by the UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/68/243), which includes:

  • Recognition that international law, and in particular the UN Charter, applies to digital space
  • Norms, rules, and principles on the responsible behaviour of States
  • Reference that state sovereignty applies to the digital field
  • The principle that states must meet their international obligations regarding internationally wrongful acts in cyberspace attributable to them