International Law: Use of Drones — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:53 pm on 20th November 2012.

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Photo of Lord Alderdice Lord Alderdice Liberal Democrat 2:53 pm, 20th November 2012

My Lords, in addition to the method of technology described already, we now have the possibility of attacks not only by land, sea, air and space but in cyberspace. This is highly complex and had the Stuxnet attack on Iran taken place in any of the other four media, it would have been regarded as a declaration of war. It is no longer clear what a declaration of war amounts to when it is in cyberspace. Will my noble friend the Minister describe what work the Government are doing legally and diplomatically to clarify declarations of war in this new medium?