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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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RUMLAE Participation in the Inaugural Plenary of the MILAMOS Project held in Montreal

The historic Inaugural Plenary of the MILAMOS Project was held on 2-5 October 2016 in Montreal, Canada. The event marked the first meeting between the 40+ Experts and various Observers participating in the Project, and paved the way for the drafting of the proposed Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Activities in Outer Space […]

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We need clear rules to avoid a real Star Wars in outer space

Adelaide Law School, through RUMLAE, is a founding partner with McGill University (Centre for Air and Space Law) in an exciting and ground-breaking research project related to space security and the governance of outer space. The Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) Project has recently made news with an […]

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Release of Snowden movie prompts renewed talks of a Presidential pardon

The Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security MOOC (Cyber101x) offered through EdX by RUMLAE and Adelaide Law School members, considered the actions and motivations of Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who in 2013 released a vast amount of information regarding surveillance and security operations of the US and other Five Eyes partners to journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras […]

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Eminent Internet Law Scholar and RUMLAE Advisory Board Member Professor Lilian Edwards

Eminent Internet Law scholar and RUMLAE Advisory Board member Professor Lilian Edwards, Professor of E-Governance, University of Strathclyde, visited the Adelaide Law School this week, as part of a Faculty Funded Research project. Professor Edwards is a leading edge researcher in many aspects of the online environment. She has taught information technology, e-commerce and internet […]

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