CMSL hosts key international cyber security experts

Dr William Boothby, Professor Michael Schmitt and Professor Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg
Dr William Boothby, Professor Michael Schmitt and Professor Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg attending the Law Applicable to Cyber Operations Workshops in August 2017.

August is a busy month for the Centre for Military and Security Law at ANU College of Law, hosting three international law experts.

Professor Michael Schmitt, the Charles H. Stockton Professor and Chairman of the Stockton Centre at the United States Naval War College, Professor Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, Chair of Public Law at the Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) and Dr William Boothby, retired Air Commodore (1 star) and Deputy Director of Legal Services for the British Royal Air Force are involved in various ANU College of Law activities this month.

All three visitors are providing their expertise during the Law Applicable to Cyber Operations Workshops that the Centre for Military and Security Law held from 17-18 August. Professor Schmitt was the overall Director of the Tallinn Cyber Manual process while Professor Heintschel von Heinegg and Dr Boothby were key members of the editorial team for the Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations.

Professor Heintschel von Heinegg has also been assisting with teaching in the Law of the Sea post-graduate course that was held from 15-18 August as part of the ANU College of Law LLM program and he will be one of the keynote speakers for the CMSL Law of the Sea Conference on 22-23 August, 2017.

As a repeat visitor to ANU College of Law, Professor Schmitt said he was thrilled to continue his partnership with the Centre for Military and Security Law.

“My academic colleagues at ANU College of Law, including Associate Professor David Letts and Associate Professor Rob McLaughlin run a number of strong initiatives through the Centre for Military and Security Law, and it is always worthwhile to visit in person,” he said.

“As well as the opportunity to collaborate with academics and Australian policy makers on an issue as current and ever-developing as cyber law and security, visiting this beautiful campus in Australia’s national capital is always a great pleasure.

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