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Associate Professor Matthew Stubb’s presents on Space Law and Human Rights at Stanford

Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs, a member of RUMLAE’s Management Board, spent the second half of 2018 on sabbatical as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice.   On 6 December, he gave a public lecture at Stanford entitled ‘Space Law and Human Rights: An Exploration of Regime Interactions on the […]

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RUMLAE Director Prof Dale Stephens presents at the Second Annual Red Cross IHL Symposium in Hobart

On Friday 1 Nov, RUMLAE Director Prof Dale Stephens participated in a panel at the University of Tasmania with Dr Fiona Terry (International Committee of the Red Cross) on the issue of ‘Restraint in Warfare’.  The panel dealt principally with a new ICRC report titled ‘Roots of Restraint in War’ that had been overseen by Dr Terry (https://www.icrc.org/en/publication/roots-restraint-war) that explored strategies for creating […]

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Prof De Zwart chairs Expert Panel on Future Technology and Australia’s Defence Interests

At the invitation of the ‘Young Australians in International Affairs’ organization, RUMLAE Deputy Director, Professor Melissa de Zwart hosted a highly engaging event on Monday night (Oct 22) titled ‘Technology 2.0: Future Technology and Australia’s Defence Interests’.  An auspicious panel comprising representatives of the Australian Defence Force, SA Govt, Industry and a private ‘think tank’ grappled with questions […]

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Free speech in a digital world

On Friday 21st September, RUMLAE member Dr Colette Langos (University of Adelaide Law School) and co-presenter Associate Professor Wanda Cassidy (Centre for Education, Law and Society, Simon Fraser University) gave a plenary presentation at the National Law-Related Conference – Free Speech Today, American Bar Association (Division for Public Health) held in Chicago, United States. The […]

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Commercialisation of Space

RUMLAE Members Prof Melissa de Zwart, Dr Stacey Henderson and Joel Lisk recently attended the Australian Space Research Conference in Surfers Paradise.  Prof de Zwart presented a key note address on the commercialisation of space, highlighting the delicate balance between domestic legislation, intellectual property protection, and motivating innovation in the space industry.  Dr Henderson presented […]

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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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