WAGING WAR WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY: THE FAILURE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
By Professor M Sornarajah
The international law on the use of force is premised on cross-frontier attacks and the use of self-defence to meet such attacks. The new discussions focus on the interventionary use of force to deal with internal discussions. Both the old and the new dimensions to the law on the use of force do not provided for the use of new technology that could be utilised to bring about as colossal damage as could be caused by the use of arms. Interference with computer systems and the spread of micro-organisms are such instances. The seminar addresses the issue as to whether international law contains adequate rules to address such situations.