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Clive Williams writes in The Strategist
Calls for the Senate to address sexual assault allegations against US marines in the Northern Territory
Donald Rothwell quoted in SBS News
Second Chinese spy ship approaches Australia to monitor military exercises after being 'on our radar for some time'
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writes in The Strategist
Michael Eburn interviewed by Policy Forum Pod
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writes in ANU Journal of Law and Technology
Strict Adherence To All Provisions Of Svalbard Treaty To Guarantee Good-Neighborly Relations – Analysis
Clive Williams quoted in Eurasia Review
Clive Williams writes in The Canberra Times
- 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.
A hypothetical domestic terrorist attack - the possible ramifications, anticipated reactions and the effects on the future of our society.
- Professor Anne Twomey
During the January bushfires, the Prime Minister observed that using the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to provide aid was ‘testing the limits of constitutionally defined roles and responsibilities’. The ‘Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements’ was established to inquire into these limits.
- Dr Cassandra Steer
- Dr Matthew Hersch
- Victoria Samson
- Air Commodore Philip Gordon
Book launch: War and Peace in Outer Space: Law, Policy, Ethics (Oxford University Press (2021)), edited by Cassandra Steer and Matthew Hersch.
- Dr Stephanie Koorey
Join Dr Stephanie Koorey as she discusses autonomous weapons, what autonomy means and whether creating pre-emptive law is viable.
- 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