Military & Security Law
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Clive Williams quoted in The Canberra Times
Clive Williams quoted in The Canberra Times
Clive Williams writes in The Canberra Times
Donald Rothwell writes in The Sydney Morning Herald (online)
Cassandra Steer interviewed by Ticker
Donald Rothwell writes in The Interpreter
Cassandra Steer cited in The Daily: 2SER
Cassandra Steer writes in The Conversation
Cassandra Steer interviewed by ABC Radio
Donald Rothwell interviewed by ABC Radio
- Mr Bill Campbell QC
- Ms Katrina Cooper
- Associate Professor David Letts
- Professor Donald R Rothwell
On 12 July 2016, the Annex VII Tribunal on the South China Sea maritime dispute unanimously decided that there was no legal foundation under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea for China's nine-dash line and that China had supported activities infringing the Philipines' fishing and maritime rights.
- Dr Cameron Moore, University of New England
- A/Prof Rob McLaughlin, ANU College of Law
Going to war is the most profound exercise of public power, and killing in war is its most profound expression. As much as killing in war, or injuring, capturing and destroying in war, has been occurring since ancient times, there is very little in domestic or international law that expressly authorises it.
- Ian Clark, NTU Singapore
- Rob McLaughlin, ANU College of Law
The role of the laws of war remains central to issues of peace and justice in world politics. Combining legal, historical and policy expertise, the panel will consider what can be done in practical terms by governments, NGOs and individuals to build support for the laws of war and their effective implementation.
- Professor Steven Freeland (Western Sydney University)
- WCDR Duncan Blake (Royal Australian Air Force)
- Michael Johnson (Attorney-General’s Department)
Launched in May 2016, the Project aims to develop a widely-accepted manual clarifying the international law rules applicable to the military use of outer space.
- Professor Steven Freeland
- Dr William Boothby
- Mr Henry Fox
Technological developments in the cyber and space arenas are progressing at a rapid rate. While there is broad agreement that international law applies to State conduct in cyberspace, there is not yet consensus on how it applies.
- AIRCDRE Chris Hanna
- Michael Bliss
- Professor Greg Austin
Following the executive orders and twitter posts issued by President Donald Trump, we are all waiting to see what is next on the President’s agenda.
- Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy
- Professor Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg, European University Viadrina
- David Mason, ANU College of Law
David's thesis asks “Is the use of mercenaries in international armed conflict lawful under International Humanitarian Law?”
- Dr Jeremy Farrall, Fellow, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, The Australian National University
This seminar will present early findings from a 4-year ARC 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.
- Professor Neil Boister, University of Canterbury
- Professor Robert Cribb, Australian National University
- Dr Kirsten Sellars, author
At the post-war Tokyo Tribunal, the Allied powers charged Japanese leaders with waging aggressive war, and committing war crimes against prisoners-ofwar and civilians.
- Professor Clive Williams MG
The presentation will review North Korea’s non-ballistic missiles and rockets, examine its ballistic missile program in detail, look at the six “nuclear tests”, consider post-Summit prospects for “denuclearization”, and assess the North Korean ballistic missile threat over the next five years.
Small scale use of force: the threshold between “force” under the jus ad bellum and “other forcible measures”
- Andrew Garwood-Gowers
Engaging armed non-State actors across the Indo-Pacific Region on humanitarian norms: Geneva Call’s approach and experience
- Alain Délétroz
- Taylor Landis
- Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza
Dr Dalla-Pozza will review Australia's national security laws implemented in 2018 and discuss lessons learned
- Professor Fiona de Londras
The book Law of the Sea in South East Asia will be launched by Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, Chief of Navy on 19 November 2019.
On November 4, 2019, the Harvard Law School Program on International Law (HLS PILAC) and the Centre for Military and Security Law at the Australian National University College of Law (ANU CMSL) will jointly convene a workshop at Harvard Law School.
- International Security Law
- 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