Call for Papers: Cyber Law Toolkit



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Cyber Law Toolkit

Cyber Law Toolkit:

Call for Submissions 2020/21

The Cyber Law Toolkit is a dynamic interactive web-based resource for legal professionals who work with a wide array of topics related to international law and cyber operations. The Toolkit consists of a growing number of hypothetical scenarios, each of which contains a description of cyber incidents inspired by real-world examples and accompanied by detailed legal analysis. The aim of the analysis is to provide thorough examination of the applicability of international law to the diverse scenarios and related legal issues. The Toolkit was launched in May 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia, and it is available free of charge at the following link:

We are pleased to issue this call for submissions for new scenarios to be included in the next general update of the Toolkit in September 2021. Proposals of no more than 500 words should contain a factual description of a hypothetical cyber incident or series of cyber incidents and explain, in a narrative form and with footnote references to the relevant sources, which issues of international law are raised by those facts. Interested authors are invited to refer to the existing scenarios for the expected level of complexity and style of analysis. Authors of successful proposals will be offered to develop their submissions into full-length scenarios (approx. 3,000-5,000 words) according to the production timeline set out below. Scenarios that will pass the internal review and external peer review will be included in the 2021 update of the Toolkit. Scenario authors will receive an honorarium of 500 euros per scenario and their contribution will be publicly acknowledged in the Toolkit.

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to no later than 15 November 2020. Submitted proposals should be accompanied by your name, affiliation, e-mail address and a brief note about your research interests and key relevant publications. Any questions about the Toolkit or the suitability of a possible scenario proposal may be directed by e-mail to the Scenario Editor of the Toolkit, Ms Taťána Jančárková ( The production timeline for the 2020/2021 update is planned as follows:

  • October 2020: Announcement of the call for submissions
  • 15 November 2020: Deadline for submissions
  • 1 December 2020: Notification of results
  • 1 February 2021: Deadline for submission of draft full scenarios
  • February-March 2021: Internal review
  • April-May 2021: External peer review
  • 15 July 2021: Deadline for submission of the final text of the scenarios
  • September 2021: Publication of the successful scenarios in the Toolkit 

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