Centre for Military & Security Law

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The Centre for Military and Security Law is at the cutting-edge of public debate, research and policy development in military and security law. Through the frequent publication of reports, books and commentaries, centre members influence government decisions on military and security law and international policy agendas. Centre members have diverse backgrounds including in senior military roles, senior public service positions and legal practice. Centre members also have strong connections to other key ANU centres and colleges, including the ANU Strategic & Defence Studies Centre and the National Security College.

Last updated date

11.17am Monday 15 May 2017

Recently

5
Jun
2017

CMSL Co-Director Associate Professor David Letts recently travelled to Kuala Lumpur to provide expert instruction during the 4th ICRC Law of Armed Conflict at Sea Asia/Pacific Regional Workshop. Senior Representatives from Asia-Pacific naval forces attended the Workshop which was held at the National Defence University of Malaysia’s campus in KL. The workshop was co-hosted by the ICRC, NDUM and the Royal Malaysian Navy.

 

14
Nov
2016

Clive Williams presented an ANU public lecture on issues related to the ongoing battle to recover Mosul in Iraq from the fighters of Islamic State, including human rights issues and the limitations placed on US-led coalition operational support by IS’s exploitation of civilian hostages.

7
Oct
2016
San Remo: David Letts directed course on 'Naval Operations & the Law'

The Australian Ambassador to Italy, Dr Greg French joined Prof David Letts at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo for the course which Prof Letts directs each year 'Naval Operations & the Law'. Before taking up his post in Italy, Dr French was previously a Board Member of the Centre for Military & Security Law at ANU of which Prof Letts is Co-Director.

2
Aug
2016
South Africa: Conducted training on command responsibility

Associate Professors David Letts and Rob McLaughlin delivered lectures and training on command responsibility at the South African National Defence Force's Advanced Law of Armed Conflict Course at the SANDF School of Military Justice in Pretoria.

Latest news

21
Aug
2017
Dr William Boothby, Professor Michael Schmitt and Professor Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg
August is a busy month for the Centre for Military and Security Law at ANU College of Law, hosting three international law experts.
21
Aug
2017
Subi Reef
The Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, and leading international law experts will speak at an ANU College of Law event this week.
02
Aug
2017
Plane in the sky above buildings
Passenger aircraft continue to be a target for terrorists.
17
Jul
2017
Michael Fortson
Michael Fortson knew he would study law sometime after he finished high school. When he did, he was in his forties, married with two children and living 15,000 kilometres from home.
06
Jul
2017
child buries face in hands
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a new research report about how memory affects child sexual abuse prosecutions.

In the Media

16
Aug
2017

No Brexit from the South China Sea

Donald Rothwell writes in East Asia Forum

25
Jul
2017

National security changes – Australian style

Clive Williams writes in The Interpreter

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30
Jun
2017

Jet ambulance from Rome to Melbourne would cost more than $350,000

Donald Rothwell speaks to The Australian

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13
Jun
2017

Consular agreement will now kick in for Australian Crown defendants: legal expert

Donald Rothwell speaks to ABC The World Today

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20
May
2017

Settling the maritime borders with Timor-Leste

Donald Rothwell quoted in The Saturday Paper

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12
May
2017

Prakash extradition from Turkey may not be easy expert warns

Donald Rothwell speaks to ABC The World Today

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10
May
2017

The Australian budget and counterterrorism

Clive Williams writes in The Interpreter

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03
May
2017

Chemical weapons - gas attacks in Syria

Phillip Drew speaks to ABC Radio 666 Canberra Breakfast

Upcoming events

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Past events

22
Aug
2017

The Law of the Sea in the Asia Pacific Region

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8.30AM to 5.00PM
  • Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy
  • Professor Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg, European University Viadrina
2017 marks the 35th year since the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) was finalised. With the majority of States party to the LOSC, and most non-signatory states recognising the customary international law status of nearly all of the LOSC’s key provisions, the LOSC can be considered an example of successful multi-lateral treaty making.
18
Aug
2017

One day professional development course: Cyber operations and international law

Cyber operations
9.00AM to 5.00PM
  • Professor Michael Schmitt
  • Professor Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg
  • Dr William Boothby

Cyber has become a critical factor in assessing and applying the legal permissions and limitations that surround national security, armed conflict, and transnational organised crime. 

28
Jun
2017

The (more) public life of secret law

Ben Keith
5.30PM to 7.00PM
  • Mr Ben Keith, New Zealand’s Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

The conduct of covert or otherwise secretive national security activities by government entails an apparent, and often real, disconnection between those activities and the operation of generally applicable rules of public law: such activities are, necessarily, not public and, it has been suggested, cannot or should not be subject to conventional public law rules.

13
Jun
2017

The war on words: Is journalism disappearing from conflict zones?

Photo courtesy Peter Cave
6.00PM to 7.30PM
  • Yves Daccord, Director-General International Committee of the Red Cross
The International Committee of the Red Cross and Australian Red Cross invite you to an exclusive Q&A on the crucial role of journalism during times of conflict.
08
May
2017

Wellbeing in the Law Week - Mon 8 to Fri 12 May

Wellbeing week
12.00PM to 5.00PM

The ANU College of Law is committed to health and wellbeing in the law, for all our students and academic and professional staff. This is the inaugural Wellbeing in the Law Week, presented by the ANU College of Law Wellbeing Initiative and the ANU Law Students' Society.

The Centre for Military and Security Law actively seeks opportunities to share its expertise with military and security decision makers and policy proponents. It provides analytical and timely research for Australian Government and private sector organisations that cut across Commonwealth Government portfolios including Defence, Attorney-General’s, Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian Crime Commission, Immigration and Border Protection.

We host a significant calendar of public lectures involving visiting academics and specialists with expertise in military and security law. Our members also participate in, and host, a dynamic program of conferences and workshops both in Australia and overseas.  

Our members have significant experience in horizon scanning across a diverse range of military and security law issues and in assisting organisations future proof their policy and program agendas.

Past seminars and conferences have attracted high profile Australian decision-makers, including the Chief of Army, the Commander of the Australian Fleet, senior public servants in the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Trade and Attorney-General’s Department.

We also regularly engages with international organisations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime as well as international universities and experts.

The Master of Laws in International Security Law is also associated with the Centre. The Masters program complements other courses and programs offered throughout ANU in the security field, including the National Security College, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, and the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, in the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific and the School of Politics and International Relations in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.

Research conducted by the Centre aligns with, and builds on, the postgraduate military law and international security law teaching program.

Directors


David Letts
Associate Professor

Robert McLaughlin
Associate Professor

Hitoshi Nasu
Associate Professor

Members


Phillip Drew
Associate Professor

Michael Eburn
Associate Professor

Miriam Gani
Associate Professor

Mark Nolan
Associate Professor

James Renwick
Adjunct Professor

Donald Rothwell
Professor of Law

Geoffrey Skillen
Adjunct Professor

Christopher Ward
Adjunct Professor

Clive Williams
Visiting Professor

Affiliates

Head
Strategic Policing Program
Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Canberra, Australia

Advisory board

John Faulkner
The Hon. John Faulkner
Former Senator for New South Wales and Former Minister for Defence
Sydney, Australia
Michael Bliss
Mr Michael Bliss
Legal Adviser (International)
International Legal Branch
Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Canberra, Australia
Chris Hanna
Director General
ADF Legal Service
Australian Defence Force
Canberra, Australia
Researcher
ANU College of Law
The Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
John Reid
First Assistant Secretary
Attorney-General's Deparment
Australian Government
Canberra, Australia
David Irvine
Mr David Irvine AO
Former Director General
Security
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
Canberra, Australia
Shane Stone
Chairman
CMSL Advisory Board
The Australian National University
Darwin, Australia
ANU College of Law
The Australian National University
Canberra, Australia

The Centre for Military Security and Law is dedicated to fostering research outputs and activities in the areas of military and security law. It supports members to produce publications, reports and commentaries as well as research projects, including externally funded projects.

Projects & clusters

Miltary and Security Law

Contact:

A Legal Analysis of Australia’s Future Engagement with Asia-Pacific Security Institutions

with See Seng Tan, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, Project ID: DP130103683, for 2013-2015.

Library resource links

Military Law and Peacekeeping Library (Austlii)

Journal of Conflict and Security Law

Reports & briefing notes

2017 publications

Media publications

Clive Williams

2016 publications

Book chapters

  • Letts, D., McLauglin, R., 'Law of Naval Warfare' in Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict (Eds Livoja, R and McCormack T.) Routledge (2016)

Media publications

Clive Williams

2015 publications

Media publications

David Letts

Rob McLaughlin

Hitoshi Nasu

Clive Williams

      2014 publications

      Media publications

      David Letts and Hitoshi Nasu

      David Letts

      Clive Williams

              Forums

              David Letts participated in a forum at the University of the Philippines on International Humanitarian Law and Conflicts at Sea, 25 November

              2013 publications

              Edited books

              • Donald R Rothwell (ed), Law of the Sea (Edward Elgar, 2013) 852pp
              • Hitoshi Nasu and Robert McLaughlin (eds), New Technologies and the Law of Armed Conflict (TMC Asser 2014 forthcoming).
              • Simon Butt, Hitoshi Nasu and Luke Nottage (eds), Asia-Pacific Disaster Management: Comparative and Socio-Legal Perspectives (Berlin: Springer 2013).

              Articles (International journals and reviews)

              Miriam Gani

              • 'Case and Comment: The Queen v Khazaal and Federal Anti-Terrorism Offences' (2013) 37(3) Crim LJ (forthcoming June edition).

              Hitoshi Nasu

              • ‘Revisiting the Principle of Non-Intervention: A Structural Principle of International Law or a Political Obstacle to Regional Security in Asia?’ (2013) 3 Asian Journal of International Law 25-50.
              • ‘The Place of Human Security in Collective Security’ (2013) 18 Journal of Conflict & Security Law 95-129.
              • Hitoshi Nasu and Donald R Rothwell, 'Re-Evaluating the Role of International Law in Territorial and Maritime Disputes in East Asia' (2014) Asian Journal of International Law forthcoming.
              • Hitoshi Nasu and Thomas Faunce, ‘Nanotechnology in Japan: A Route to Energy Security After Fukushima?’ (2013) 69(5) Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 68-74.
              • 'Nanotechnology and Challenges to International Humanitarian Law: A Preliminary Legal Assessment' (2012) 94 International Review of the Red Cross 653-672 (published in 2013).
              • The Future of Nanotechnology in Warfare’, The Global Journal, 4 July 2013.

              Donald R Rothwell

              • 'The Polar Regions and the Development of International Law: Contemporary Reflections and Twenty-First Century Challenges' (2013) 5 Polar Yearbook (forthcoming)

              Book chapters (Commercial publishers)

              Hitoshi Nasu

              • Luke Nottage, Hitoshi Nasu and Simon Butt, 'Disaster Management: Socio-Legal and Asia-Pacific Perspectives' in Simon Butt, Hitoshi Nasu and Luke Nottage (eds), Asia-Pacific Disaster Management: Comparative and Socio-Legal Perspectives (Berlin: Springer 2013) 1-58.
              • Hitoshi Nasu, 'Managing Future Disasters: Japan's Energy Security and Nanotechnology Regulation' in Simon Butt, Hitoshi Nasu and Luke Nottage (eds), Asia-Pacific Disaster Management: Comparative and Socio-Legal Perspectives (Berlin: Springer 2013) 139-152.
              • Akiko Okudaira and Hitoshi Nasu, 'Revisiting the Concept of Protection in International Refugee Law: Implications of the Protracted Refugee Situation on the Thai-Myanmar Border' in Angus Francis and Rowena Maguire (eds), Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Asia-Pacific Region (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013) 171-183.

              Donald R Rothwell

              • 'Maritime Security in the Polar Regions' in Alex G. Oude Elferink, Erik Molenaar, Donald R Rothwell (eds), The Law of the Sea and Polar Regions: Interactions between Global and Regional Regimes (Brill: forthcoming)
              • 'Compulsory Pilotage and the Law of the Sea: Lessons Learned from the Torres Strait' in Shicun Wu and Keyuan Zou (eds), Securing the Safety of Navigation in East Asia: Legal and Political Dimensions (Chandos, Cambridge)

              Presentations

              Dr Christopher Ward's speech on the South China Sea disputes (PDF, 123KB) at the European Regional Conference of the International Law Association in Greece in August.

              Thesis

              Sophie Roden completes her Law Honours thesis titled Turning Their Back on the Law? The Legality of the Coalition's Maritime Interdiction and Return Policy (PDF, 427KB).

              Professional development course - Maldives Police Service

              Visiting Professor Clive Williams ran a professional development course for the Maldives Police Service (MPS) (PDF, 44KB) at its Institute for Security and Law Enforcement Studies (ISLES) in Male. 

              Media publications

              David Letts

              Donald R Rothwell

              Clive Williams

              2012 publications

              Authored books

              • Geoff Skillen, International Criminal Justice and Military Perspectives-International Criminal Justice Legitimacy and Coherence ed. Boas, Schabas and Scharf, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2012

              Edited books

              • Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani and Saskia Hufnagel (eds) Shooting to Kill: Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2012)
              • Alan D. Hemmings, Donald R Rothwell and Karen N. Scott (eds), Antarctic Security in the Twenty-First Century: Legal and Policy Perspectives (Routledge, London: 2012) xxiii + 343pp

              Articles (International journals and reviews)

              Hitoshi Nasu

              • ‘Peacekeeping, Civilian Protection Mandate and the Responsibility to Protect’ in Vesselin Popovski, Charles Sampford, and Angus Francis (eds), Norms of Protection: Responsibility to Protect, Protection of Civilian and Their Interaction (Tokyo: UN University Press, 2012) 117-133.
              • ‘The Protection of Civilians from Violence and the Effects of Attacks in International Humanitarian Law’ in Igor Primoratz and David Lovell (ed), Protecting Civilians during Violent Conflict: Theoretical and Practical Issues for the 21st Century (Ashgate Publishing, 2012) 65-84.
              • ‘Law and Policy for Antarctic Security: An Analytical Framework’ Alan D Hemmings, Donald R Rothwell, and Karen N Scott (eds), Antarctic Security in the Twenty-First Century: Legal and Policy Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2012) 18-32.

              Hitoshi Nasu and Tom Faunce

              • ‘Nano-Safety or Nano-Security? Reassessing Europe’s Nanotechnology Regulation in the Context of International Security Law’ (2012) 3 European Journal of Risk Regulation 416-421.

              Donald R Rothwell

              • 'International Straits and Trans-Arctic Navigation' (2012) 43 Ocean Development and International Law 267-282
              • 'Polar Oceans Governance in the 21st Century' (2012) 26 Ocean Yearbook 343-360

              Book chapters (Commercial publishers)

              • Simon Bronitt and Miriam Gani, 'Regulating Reasonable Force: Policing in the Shadows of the Law' in Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani and Saskia Hugnagel (eds), Shooting to Kill: Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2012).
              • Donald R Rothwell, Alan D. Hemmings and Karen N. Scott, 'The Search for ‘Antarctic Security’ in Alan D. Hemmings, Donald R. Rothwell, and Karen N. Scott (eds), Antarctic Security in the Twenty-First Century: Legal and Policy Perspectives (Routledge, Milton Park, UK: 2012) 1-17
              • Donald R Rothwell, 'The Antarctic Treaty as a security construct' in Alan D. Hemmings, Donald R. Rothwell, and Karen N. Scott (eds), Antarctic Security in the Twenty-First Century: Legal and Policy Perspectives (Routledge, Milton Park, UK: 2012) 33-50
              • Donald R Rothwell, 'Law enforcement in Antarctica' in Alan D. Hemmings, Donald R. Rothwell, and Karen N. Scott (eds), Antarctic Security in the Twenty-First Century: Legal and Policy Perspectives (Routledge, Milton Park, UK: 2012) 135-153
              • Alan D. Hemmings, Donald R Rothwell and Karen N. Scott, 'Antarctic security in a global context' in Alan D. Hemmings, Donald R. Rothwell, and Karen N. Scott (eds), Antarctic Security in the Twenty-First Century: Legal and Policy Perspectives(Routledge, Milton Park, UK: 2012) 328-336
              • 'Peacetime maritime operations' in Karine Bannelier, Theodore Christakis, and Sarah Heathcote (eds) The ICJ and the Evolution of International Law: The enduring impact of the Corfu Channel case (Routledge, New York: 2012) 181-197

              Media publications (Opinion pieces)

              Donald R Rothwell

              Clive Williams

              2011 publications

              Book chapters (Commercial publishers)

              • Donald R Rothwell and Rachel Baird “Australia’s Coastal and Marine Environment” in Rachel Baird and Donald R. Rothwell (eds), Australian Coastal and Marine Law (Federation Press, Annandale (NSW): 2011) 1-20

              Articles (International journals and reviews)

              Hitoshi Nasu

              Hitoshi Nasu and Tom Faunce

              Media publications (Opinion pieces)

              Donald R Rothwell

              2010 publications

              Authored books

              • Donald R Rothwell and Tim Stephens, The International Law of the Sea (Hart, Oxford: 2010) xlv + 500pp

              Edited books

              • Natalie Klein, Joanna Mossop and Donald R Rothwell eds., Maritime Security: International Law and Policy Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand (Routledge, London: 2010) xxiv + 277pp 

              Book chapters (Commercial publishers)

              • 'The Proliferation Security Initiative: Amending the Convention on the Law of the Sea by Stealth?' in David D. Caron and Harry N. Scheiber (eds) The Oceans in the Nuclear Age: Legacies and Risks (Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden: 2010) 285-293
              • 'Maritime Security in the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary and Anticipated Challenges for Australia and New Zealand' in Natalie Klein, Joanna Mossop and Donald R Rothwell eds., Maritime Security: International Law and Policy Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand (Routledge, London: 2010) 242-259
              • Natalie Klien, Joanna Mossop and Donald R Rothwell 'Australia, New Zealand and Maritime Security' in Natalie Klein, Joanna Mossop and Donald R. Rothwell eds., Maritime Security: International Law and Policy Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand (Routledge, London: 2010) 1-21
              • Donald R Rothwell and Natalie Klein 'Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea' in Natalie Klein, Joanna Mossop and Donald R. Rothwell eds., Maritime Security: International Law and Policy Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand (Routledge, London: 2010) 22-36
              • Donald R Rothwell and Cameron Moore 'Australia’s Traditional Maritime Security Concerns and Post 9/11 Perspectives' in Natalie Klein, Joanna Mossop and Donald R. Rothwell eds., Maritime Security: International Law and Policy Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand (Routledge, London: 2010) 37-53

              Articles (International journals and reviews)

              Miriam Gani

              • 'Combating Terrorism and the Rule of Law" (2010) 22 (3) LegalDate 5-7

              Hitoshi Nasu and Tom Faunce

              • ‘Nanotechnology and the International Law of Weaponry: Towards International Regulation of Nano-Weapons’ (2010) 20 Journal of Law, Information and Science 21-54.

              Media publications (Opinion pieces)

              Mark Nolan

              Mark Nolan & Donald R Rothwell

              Donald R Rothwell

              • Trial's role in winning over Afghans (Sydney Morning Herald, 29 September 2010)
              • Renewed focus on civilian casualties (The World Today, 28 September 2010)
              • Soldiers more likely to be in court: expert (ABC News, 28 September 2010)
              • Japanese Whaling: When Diplomacy Fails, Call the ICJ Jurist Legal News & Research Forum (3 March 2010) [discussing the diplomatic and legal options open to Australia challenge Japan’s JARPA II program]
              • 'Showdown looms on whaling' Canberra Times 2 March 2010, p. 11 [discussing the diplomatic and legal options open to Australia challenge Japan’s JARPA II program]
              • 'Putting Japan in the dock over whaling' Dominion Post (Wellington) 25 February 2010, p. 5 [discussing the options open to Australia and New Zealand to take Japan to the ICJ to challenge the legality of its JARPA II program]
              • High seas clash inevitable The Sydney Morning Herald 8 January 2010, p. 11 [discussing the collision in the Southern Ocean between the Ady Gil and Shonan Maru and legal and political implications]

               

              Master of Laws (LLM) in International Security Law

              International security law provides the legal framework for governments to respond to global, regional and national insecurity. An ANU College of Law Masters in International Security Law will deepen your understanding of issues like the use of force, UN peacekeeping, national security, humanitarian and post conflict situations, cyber warfare, maritime security, and human rights in armed conflict. The program offers a wide range of elective courses to address these issues, many of which require a substantial research paper.

              Activities archive

              5
              Jun
              2017

              CMSL Co-Director Associate Professor David Letts recently travelled to Kuala Lumpur to provide expert instruction during the 4th ICRC Law of Armed Conflict at Sea Asia/Pacific Regional Workshop. Senior Representatives from Asia-Pacific naval forces attended the Workshop which was held at the National Defence University of Malaysia’s campus in KL. The workshop was co-hosted by the ICRC, NDUM and the Royal Malaysian Navy.

               

              14
              Nov
              2016

              Clive Williams presented an ANU public lecture on issues related to the ongoing battle to recover Mosul in Iraq from the fighters of Islamic State, including human rights issues and the limitations placed on US-led coalition operational support by IS’s exploitation of civilian hostages.

              7
              Oct
              2016
              San Remo: David Letts directed course on 'Naval Operations & the Law'

              The Australian Ambassador to Italy, Dr Greg French joined Prof David Letts at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo for the course which Prof Letts directs each year 'Naval Operations & the Law'. Before taking up his post in Italy, Dr French was previously a Board Member of the Centre for Military & Security Law at ANU of which Prof Letts is Co-Director.

              2
              Aug
              2016
              South Africa: Conducted training on command responsibility

              Associate Professors David Letts and Rob McLaughlin delivered lectures and training on command responsibility at the South African National Defence Force's Advanced Law of Armed Conflict Course at the SANDF School of Military Justice in Pretoria.

              27
              Jul
              2016
              South China Sea: Some Recent Legal Developments

              Rob McLaughlin presented at the University of the Third Age in Canberra on the ‘South China Sea: Some Recent Legal Developments’.

              25
              Jul
              2016
              Vietnam: Advisory assistance to the International Committee of the Red Cross

              CMSL Co-Director, Associate Professor David Letts, provided assistance to the International Committee of the Red Cross as an International Law Expert during a Workshop on LOAC at Sea for the Vietnamese Navy, Coast Guard and Border Force.
              David’s participation in the workshop forms part of CMSL’s ongoing international outreach and research program.

              25
              Jul
              2016
              Sydney: Rules of Engagement

              Rob McLaughlin presented on the ‘Rules of Engagement: Applicable Law and Policy’ at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Military Law Regional ROE Workshop, Sydney.

              13
              Jul
              2016
              Vietnam: Workshop on South China Sea decision

              David Letts attended a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on the recent South China Sea decision.

              10
              Jun
              2016
              South Korea: Presenting on Jurisdiction over "Unflagged" Vessels

              Rob McLaughlin presented on ‘Jurisdiction over “Unflagged’ Vessels’ at the 2016 'Global Ocean Regime Conference: Maritime Challenges in Asia' conference held in Busan, South Korea.

              20
              May
              2016
              Panel: The Ways of War - New Technologies and Killer Robots

              ‘The Ways of War: New Technologies and Killer Robots’ - Rob McLaughlin sat on a panel with Michael Bliss and Anne Giles at the Australian Goverment Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra.

              17
              May
              2016
              Call-out Powers for the ADF in an Age of Terrorism

              Rob McLaughlin and David Letts spoke on ‘Call-out Powers for the ADF in an Age of Terrorism: Administrative Law and Other Legal Implications’ at the Australian Institute of Administrative Law in Canberra.

              13
              May
              2016
              Targeting course for Australian Red Cross

              Rob McLaughlin taught ‘Classification of Conflicts’, and ‘Targeting’ at the International Legal Frameworks Course for Humanitarians for the Australian Red Cross, Melbourne.

              5
              Apr
              2016
              Austria: Organised Crime at Sea

              Rob McLaughlin chaired an Expert Group Meeting on Transnational Organised Crime at Sea for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, in Vienna, Austria.

              7
              Mar
              2016
              Melbourne: ICRC Course on Operations Law for Military Legal Advisers

              Rob McLaughlin spoke on ‘Introduction to Operations Law’, and ‘Law of Naval Warfare’, as part of an ICRC Course on Operations Law for Military Legal Advisers in Melbourne.

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