Bombs or butterflies: Challenges for military and security law in 2017

Date & time

5.30–7pm Tuesday 7 March 2017


Finkel Theatre

John Curtin School of Medical Research, Balmain Crescent, The Australian National University


A/Prof Rob McLaughlin
Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza
Prof Bruce Oswald
Prof Dale Stephens
A/Prof Cameron Moore


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Nicole Harman

Presented by The Centre for Military & Security Law

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This opening seminar for 2017, hosted by the Centre for Military and Security Law, will provide a unique opportunity to hear from a panel of Australia’s foremost military and security law experts. CMSL has teamed up with the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law (Melbourne University), Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics (Adelaide University) and the Australian National Centre for Oceans Resources and Security (Wollongong University) to present a seminar that will survey and address the key legal issues being faced by Australia in dealing with the range of military and security challenges affecting the nation.

All four Centres are deeply involved in highlighting and analysing these issues as well as undertaking research activities, and hosting public events, where informed debate can take place.

In this public seminar, the CMSL Co-Directors and their expert colleagues from the other three participating Centres will share their views on the legal issues and challenges that are on the horizon for Australia, and more broadly, during 2017. Topics that will be canvassed include: developments affecting maritime operations; ongoing threats posed by non-State actors and terrorist organisations; recent amendments to Australian national security laws; space law and military operations, freedom of navigation, South China Sea disputes and UN peace operations

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