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MILAMOS workshop, New Delhi, India

Over the period 20-23 June 2017, more than 40 legal experts, technical experts, government and military practitioners (acting in their personal capacities) and  academic researchers came together for the second MILAMOS workshop held in New Delhi, India.  This is the second in a projected series of nine workshops to develop draft Rules and Commentaries for […]

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Space Security, Space Governance and Space Activities: collaboration and activities in US and Canada

It has been a busy week for space law activities for Adelaide Law School staff and students. Professor Melissa de Zwart and Professor Dale Stephens visited colleagues at the University of Nebraska, College of Law, where discussions were held regarding upcoming joint teaching and research projects involving Adelaide Law School’s Research Unit on Military Law […]

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First Major MILAMOS workshop held at Adelaide Law School

More than 50 legal experts, technical experts, researchers and others came together at The University of Adelaide Law School over the period 20 – 22 February 2017 for the first MILAMOS Workshop. Following the preliminary coordination meeting in October 2016 in Montreal, this was the first in a projected set of nine Workshops to reach […]

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2016 Space Security Index Launch

The 2016 Space Security Index was launched at the Australia Wine Centre on 19 February. This publication, co-ordinated by Project Ploughshares, a Canadian-based NGO, details developments related to safety, sustainability and security in outer space. This thirteenth edition of the report covers the period January-December 2015. The purpose of the project is to provide an […]

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RUMLAE Director A/Prof Dale Stephens Presents at American Bar Association Conference

In mid November 2016, RUMLAE Director Associate Professor Stephens was invited by the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Law and National Security to present at the Annual Conference held in Washington DC.  A/Prof Stephens presented on the topic of the role of informal mechanisms of law in creating normative frameworks for decision making […]

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Does international humanitarian law apply in outer space?

The International Committee for the Red Cross has launched a blog series on ‘Why Outer Space Matters’. As part of this series, A/Prof Dale Stephens has posted a piece on whether international humanitarian law applies to armed conflict in outer space. The International Committee for the Red Cross is an institutional contributor to the MILAMOS […]

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RUMLAE Announces New Space Security and Outer Space Governance Research Project

RUMLAE is proud to announce the commencement of an exciting and ground-breaking research project related to space security and the governance of outer space. This interdisciplinary and international project to develop the McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) was officially launched at the opening of the 4th Manfred […]

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Adelaide Law School students work showcased at Space Security Index Working Group in Montreal

The work of Adelaide Law Students Joel Lisk, April Bradey, Tom Skevington, Will Gloster and Soraya Pradhan has been showcased at the 13th Annual Space Security Working Group workshop in Montreal (24-26 May 2016).  The Space Security Index is a joint research project of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, Project […]

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RUMLAE joins Space Security Index Consortium with Adelaide Law School students working with US and Canadian counterparts.

Preparations are now well underway for the Adelaide Law School contribution to the Space Security Index 2016, a key document used by governments and policy makers worldwide in understanding the space domain. The Space Security Index is an annual assessment of space security, which seeks to provide a policy-neutral fact base of trends and developments […]

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Workshop on the Regulation of Military Activities in Outer Space

The domain of outer space has become increasingly congested, contested and competitive, and hostilities there are becoming more likely.   Efforts have been undertaken to restrict the increasing militarization of space, but they have met with varying success.   The simple fact is that we heavily rely upon satellite means for communication, GPS, weather forecasting, remote sensing […]

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