The Australian National University (ANU) Centre for Military and Security Law (CMSL) Director, Associate Professor David Letts AM, CSM, recently caught up with his former CMSL Co-Director, Professor Hitoshi Nasu, while attending a workshop at the US Naval War College’s Stockton Center for International Law in Newport, Rhode Island.
Professor Nasu was a member of the faculty at the ANU College of Law from December 2006 until December 2017 when he departed for his current appointment at the University of Exeter.
The workshop, "US Consultative Meeting for the Revision of the San Remo Manual Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea", was held 17-18 December. It brought together academic and government legal experts from around the world to discuss potential changes to the manual originally compiled in 1995 by experts under the auspices of the Institute for International Humanitarian Law in San Remo, Italy.
The next stage in the San Remo Manual update project will be a workshop at the ANU College of Law in June 2020.