Military & Security Law

Lecturer
Research interests:
Professional Legal Education
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
International Humanitarian Law
Emeritus Professor
Research interests:
Veterans’ Entitlements and Military Compensation Law, Tribunals, Introductory Law, Foundation Law
Senior Lecturer
Research interests:
Parliamentary Process and Procedure, Constitutional Rights, Political Theory and Constitutional Law, Parliamentary and Electoral Democracy, Counter-Terrorism Law, Deliberative Democracy
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Maritime Crime, Maritime Security Law, Use of force
Associate Professor
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Law and Development, Climate Change and Natural Disasters
SJD Candidate
Research interests:
International Security Law
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Military Discipline Law, International Humanitarian Law, Military Law, Naval Warfare Law, Maritime Security Law, Maritime Law Enforcement, Peacekeeping and Civilian Protection in Armed Conflict, Asia-Pacific Security, International Law and Security Institutions
PhD Candidate
Research interests:
Military Discipline Law, Military Law
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Military Discipline Law, International Security Law, State Fragility and Armed Conflicts, International Law and Development, International Humanitarian Law, Military Law, Naval Warfare Law, Maritime Security Law, Maritime Law Enforcement, New Technologies and the Law of Armed Conflict, Peacekeeping and Civilian Protection in Armed Conflict, Asia-Pacific Security, International Law and Security Institutions
Associate Professor
Research interests:
Executive power
Professor
Research interests:
General Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Procedure and Sentencing, Federal Criminal Law, Counter-Terrorism Law, Military Discipline Law, Rule of Law Reform
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
Public law, Commercial Law, National security
Professor of Law
Research interests:
International Law, International Environmental Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Security Law, Law of the Sea, International Law and Development, Asia-Pacific Security
Honorary Professor
Research interests:
International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights, Military Law, International Criminal Court
Campus Visitor
Research interests:
Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Protective security, Intelligence, National security, Defence, International Security Law

Latest news

07
Mar
2018
Australia and Timor-Leste settle maritime boundary
After nearly two years of a facilitated conciliation process initiated under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Australia and Timor Leste have finally reached agreement on a maritime boundary in the Timor Sea.
22
Feb
2018
An anti-terrorism bollard on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth streets. Photo: James Ross
This year could see China and Russia with a counterterrorism capability to deploy smart killer drones using facial-recognition technology to eliminate persons deemed to be "terrorists". Many such persons would be considered by Australians to be activists, separatists or insurgents - rather than "terrorists".
08
Feb
2018
Korean flag-bearer's Bora Lee and Jong-In Lee carry a unification flag during the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy. Photo: Amy Sancetta
The Pentagon's announcement that the United States will modernise its nuclear arsenal, introducing two new "low-yield" submarine-launched nuclear missiles, and resume large-scale bilateral military exercises with South Korea "immediately after" the Paralympic Winter Olympics indicate that tensions will soon rise again on the Korean peninsula.
07
Feb
2018
The terrain for the scientific work conducted by ICESCAPE scientists on July 4, 2010, was Arctic sea ice and melt ponds in the Chukchi Sea.
Is China a polar nation? Despite making no Antarctic territorial claims, China became a party to the Antarctic Treaty in 1983 and has four scientific research bases on the continent.
18
Dec
2017
Crowd watching fireworks at eiffel tower
There seems to be an increased likelihood of international terrorist attacks inspired by Islamic State over this year's Christmas and New Year holiday period and the clock has already started ticking. Clive Williams writes.

In the Media

13
Aug
2018

Roberts-Smith inquiry findings 'should be made public': legal expert

David Letts speaks to Sydney Morning Herald

Research theme:
11
Aug
2018

Bring home our Aussies missing in action

Clive Williams writes in Canberra Times

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23
Jul
2018

Lessons in race, absent police and runaway crime

Clive Williams writes in The Australian

13
Jun
2018

Security challenges at the FIFA World Cup

Clive Williams writes in Sydney Morning Herald

11
Jun
2018

Special forces case could forge new legal territory, experts say

David Letts speaks to The Canberra Times

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13
May
2018

Paris knife attacks

Clive Williams interviewed by Ten Eyewitness News

07
May
2018

Distractions getting in the way of better policing

Clive Williams writes in Canberra Times

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16
Apr
2018

How could the Syrian strikes affect Australia?

Clive Williams writes in Sydney Morning Herald; Fairfax Media

Upcoming events

16
Aug
2018

Leveraging power and influence on the UN Security Council: The role of elected members

Jeremy Farrall
12.30PM to 1.30PM
  • Dr Jeremy Farrall, Associate Dean (Research) at the ANU College of Law

This seminar will present initial findings from a 5-year Australian Research Council Discovery Project on why and when non-permanent Security Council members have succeeded in influencing the Council’s decision-making process, despite lacking the veto power. 

16
Aug
2018

Excessive maritime claims: Overview and implications for the Indo-Asia-Pacific region

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5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • Captain J. Ashley Roach, JAGC USN (Ret’d) Chair, International Law Association’s Committee on Baselines under International Law

The international law of the sea regulates the way in which States can claim their maritime zones but one point of continuing friction arises from differing interpretations applied by States in making these claims.

Past events

No past events found.

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