This report aims to clarify the applicability of existing rules of international law to cyber operation against the healthcare sector.
The Oxford Process Compendium includes the five Oxford Statements on International Law Protections in Cyberspace, as well as the posts accompanying the Statements, reports from every workshop convened under the auspices of the Process, and related statements and publications by members of the Oxford Process team and workshop participants.
Anchoring Accountability for Mass Atrocities – The Permanent Support Needed to Fulfil UN Investigative Mandates
This research paper examines the role of UN investigative mandates in probing serious violations of international human rights, humanitarian and, increasingly, international criminal law, as well as their role within the broader international justice ecosystem.
The Oxford Process on International Law Protections in Cyberspace: Safeguarding the Covid-19 vaccine research – Workshop Report
On 31 July 2020, ELAC held a virtual workshop, sponsored by Microsoft, on the international legal rules that protect vaccine research. During the workshop, the protection of vaccine research was reviewed through an array of disciplines to paint a detailed picture of the threat landscape and the types of harm that cyber operations may cause.
On 16 March 2021, ELAC held a virtual workshop, sponsored by Microsoft, on the regulation of IT Supply Chains. The workshop examined the range of international rules relevant to the protection of IT supply chains.
On November 10th and 11th, 2021, the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) and the World Food Programme (WFP) jointly held a virtual workshop on the topic, “The Role of Law and Policy in Confronting Conflict-Induced Hunger”. A range of academics, UN Agencies, representatives from national governments and civil society participated in the two-day event.
This report looks at the extent that states are required under international law to protect other states and individuals from harm caused by cyber operations, and the general principle of due diligence as it applies to information and communications technologies.
Prior Consent by States to the Jurisdiction of International Courts and Tribunals in Inter-State Disputes
This report seeks to analyse States’ willingness to give consent in advance to the compulsory jurisdiction of international courts and tribunals in relation to inter-State disputes.