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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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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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International Implications of Military Space Operations

Professor Dale Stephens has recently been published in the US Naval War College Journal of International Law Studies.   The article; ‘The International Legal Implications of Military Space Operations: Examining the Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and the Outer Space Legal Regime’ considers the interplay between the Outer Space Treaty and International Humanitarian Law. It invokes normal mechanisms […]

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Adelaide Researcher, Stacey Henderson asks: Is Sovereignty Always Supreme?

Adelaide Law School lecturer Stacey Henderson  will present at the 2018 Australian & New Society of International Law conference in Wellington, NZ, on Thursday 5th July and will consider whether it is appropriate, in certain circumstances, for one State to intervene where another is known to be committing atrocities? Permission to Intercede or Sovereignty Supreme? […]

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Adelaide Law School Academics Present Papers at Legal Services Commission Conference on Technology and the Law

Adelaide Law School Academics Present Papers at Legal Services Commission Conference on Technology and the Law On 29 June, Professor Dale Stephens and Dr Colette Langos presented papers at the biennial SA Legal Services Commission Conference. The theme of the 2018 conference was ‘Brave New World’ and grappled specifically with the rise and application of technology in legal practice as […]

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‘Space Force’ and the Law

Prof Melissa de Zwart, Dean of Law, argues that there are more important issues that may be lost in the controversy over President Trump’s Space Force and cautions that ‘it’s not yet clear where this move sits in light of prohibitions laid out in the Outer Space Treaty, the document that has guided the the exploration […]

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Legal Autonomous Weapons and the Plight of the Noncombatant

On Friday 10 November, the Adelaide Law School hosted Professor Ronald Arkin from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA for a presentation titled ‘Legal Autonomous Weapons and the Plight of the Noncombatant’. Professor Arkin is a world-renowned roboticist and robo-ethicist working across multiple projects including robot-human interaction, robot ethics, and learning in autonomous systems. Co-sponsored […]

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Adelaide Law School Participation in MILAMOS III – US Air Force Academy

From 9 – 13 October 2017, representatives from Adelaide Law school participated in the MILAMOS III workshop held at the US Air Force Academy located in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA.  The team comprised Professors Melissa de Zwart and Dale Stephens, Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs and PhD candidate Ms Stacey Henderson.  In addition, undergraduate law students […]

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