A group of human rights lawyers and investigators has called on the Hague to bring the first-ever “cyber war crimes” charges against Russia’s most dangerous hackers.
- In late March, a group of human rights lawyers and investigators in the Human Rights Center of the UC Berkeley School of Law sent a formal request to the Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court – ICC in the Hague.
- It urges the ICC to consider war crime prosecutions of Russian hackers for their cyberattacks in Ukraine—even as the prosecutors gather evidence of more traditional, ongoing war crimes there.
- Specifically, the Human Rights Center’s international criminal investigations team points in its detailed brief to Sandworm, a notorious group of hackers within Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency, and to two of Sandworm’s most egregious acts of cyberwarfare: blackouts that those hackers triggered by targeting electric utilities in Western Ukraine in December 2015 and in the capital, Kyiv, a year later, affecting hundreds of thousands of civilians.
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