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RUMLAE talks Strategic Command

RUMLAE Participates in STRATCOM Conference   RUMLAE Directors Professors Dale Stephens and Melissa de Zwart have recently returned from Omaha, Nebraska where they participated in the Annual U.S. Strategic Command Advanced Operations Law Conference.  U.S. Strategic Command is responsible for U.S. Space, Nuclear and Cyber Defence and partners with the University of Nebraska – College of Law […]

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Influencing Space Activities: Adelaide Law School leads the way

Prof Melissa de Zwart and Research Assistant Joel Lisk have influenced the development of regulation of space activities. Their work  has recently been heavily cited in a Senate Economics Committee report on the current Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018. Currently before the Lower House of the Federal Parliament, the Bill aims to reform the […]

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Considering international law and nuclear non-proliferation

RUMLAE hosts Prof Jonathan Black-Branch to present on ‘The Effectiveness of International Law to Govern Nuclear Non-Proliferation’   RUMLAE was very pleased to host a recent visit by Professor Jonathan Black-Branch to Adelaide Law school to provide an address on The Effectiveness of International Law to Govern Nuclear Non-Proliferation.  Prof Jonathan Black-Branch is the Dean of the […]

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Can anyone own the moon?

A reader of The Conversation  recently asked the following question: “I have always wondered, in a distant future when humanity is able to settle permanently on a distant body (such as planet, moon or rocky body), are there any current legal frameworks that could be applied as a precedent for such individuals to “take ownership” of […]

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Adelaide Law School goes to JAG School

RUMLAE member Dr Colette Langos is Visiting Professor at the US Army JAG School in Virginia RUMLAE member, Dr Colette Langos, is a Visiting Professor with the Judge Advocate General’s School (U.S. Army), Charlottesville, Virginia for the next 6 months. She is the first foreign civilian to be offered this post. Colette has received a […]

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RUMLAE Members Participate in First Woomera Manual plenary meeting in Exeter UK

From 6 – 10 August, 2018 RUMLAE members Professor’s Dale Stephens and Melissa de Zwart, Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs, Dr Stacey Henderson and Mr Duncan Blake attended the first Woomera Manual plenary discussion in Exeter, UK.  Representatives from the founding partner Universities (The University of Adelaide University, The University of Exeter, The University of Nebraska […]

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Preventing an Arms Race in Outer Space

RUMLAE Directors Address UN Expert Meeting on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space. RUMLAE Directors Professors Dale Stephens and Melissa de Zwart were recently invited to address (via video link) the Group of Government Experts participating in a session of the Proposed Prevention of an Arms Race in Space (PAROS) Treaty working group in Geneva.  The […]

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First Woomera Manual plenary meeting in Exeter UK

The Woomera Manual’s Editorial and Management Board members along with core experts and observers attended the first Woomera Manual working group meeting in Exeter, UK on 6 – 10 August, 2018. Representatives from the founding partner Universities (The University of Adelaide University, The University of Exeter, The University of Nebraska and UNSW- Canberra) attended the […]

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Adelaide Student Mr Lukas Price Represents Adelaide Research Unit of Military Law and Ethics (RUMLAE) at International Space Workshop in Montreal

The International Space Security Working Group (SSWG) is a global meeting of experts and academics in the field of outer space. The aim of the event is to oversee the development of Space Security Index, a multi-stakeholder publication covering key developments in outer space over the past year. The Index is a joint research project […]

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RUMLAE Director Prof Stephens presents at the Australian Youth Aerospace Association Conference in Canberra 

Professor Dale Stephens participated in a panel at the recent Australian Youth Aerospace Association Conference held in Canberra on July 18.  The Conference attracted young Aerospace Professionals (including Engineers, Scientists, Economists, Lawyers, Archeologists and Ethicists) from around Australia and brought together representatives from Academia, Government and Private Industry to discuss issues related to aerospace.  The Conference is co-sponsored […]

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