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RUMLAE Director at US STRATCOM Advanced Ops Law Conference

RUMLAE Director, Professor Dale Stephens was recently invited to attend the US Strategic Command Advanced Operational Law Conference held in Omaha Nebraska.   U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) is tasked with US Cyber, Nuclear and Space Defence and the Conference was jointly organised between US STRATCOM and the University of Nebraska Law School.  Professor Stephens was part […]

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Asia-Pacific Finals of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot

The Adelaide Law School hosted the Asia-Pacific Finals of the 2017 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot from 18 to 21 April 2017. The Moot Competition received 37 entries from Universities around the Asia-Pacific region, from which 20 finalists were selected, representing Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran and South Korea. The competition generated an […]

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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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RUMLAE takes the lead in delivering Operational Commercial law course

RUMLAE members, Dr Colette Langos, Dr Mark Giancaspro, along with A/Prof Matthew Stubbs recently taught a pilot course on ‘Operational Commercial Law’ to a number of Australian Defence Force Legal Officers and Cth Dept. of Defence Lawyers in Melbourne.  The course was designed and developed principally by Dr Langos and Dr Giancaspro to focus on […]

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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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RUMLAE participates in Symposium on International Legal implications of Military Space Operations

On 9-10 February 2017, Professor Dale Stephens (Director RUMLAE) was invited to attend a symposium collectively hosted in Newport, Rhode Island by the U.S. Naval War College, Harvard Law School (Program on International Law and Armed Conflict) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), on the topic of ‘International Legal Implications of Military […]

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Public Lecture: Law as a Weapon

On 12 December 2016, Adelaide Law School’s Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics was pleased to host a public lecture by Mr Ryder McKeown, a visiting Canadian scholar.  His talk on Legalpolitik: legalised realism and a theory of international lawpower explored how international law is used as a form of power in its own […]

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Protecting Cultural Property in Armed Conflict: Obligations in War and Peace Conference

On 7 and 8 December 2016, Adelaide Law School’s Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics co-hosted a conference with Australian Red Cross on Protecting Cultural Property in Armed Conflict: Obligations in War and Peace.  The conference attracted over 90 participants, many coming from Australia and overseas. Associate Professor Suzanne Le Mire, Dean, Adelaide Law […]

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Lecture – Autonomous Weapons, Artificial Intelligence, and the Rule of Law

On 16 November 2016, The Hon Justice Melissa Perry presented a public lecture on ‘Autonomous weapons, artificial intelligence, and the rule of law’.  Her Honour’s talk identified the significant moral, ethical and legal questions raised by any situation in which human lives could be taken by a determination made by software alone. She emphasised the […]

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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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