Tim McFarland visited two military educational institutions in the United States to conduct fieldwork for his PhD research. At the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, he gave two presentations on ‘How Should Lawyers Think About Weapon Autonomy?’, discussing the ways in which weapon systems with a capacity for autonomous operation raise novel questions under the law of armed … Read More
At the kind invitation of the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Republic of Korea Army, Rain Liivoja once again visited Seoul and on this delivered a presentation on The Right to Privacy and the Right to Bodily Integrity in Military Medical Care at the 2015 International Symposium on Security and Military Law, which was held from 16 to 18 September.
In connection with a research visit to the University of Helsinki, Rain Liivoja gave a presentation titled New Technologies of Warfare: Can International Law Keep Up? at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs on 2 September and a talk on Bioenhanced Soldiers and the Prohibition of Unnecessary Suffering at the Swedish National Defence University on 9 September. PREMT is grateful to both institutions for their hospitality.
Tim McCormack has been selected as the recipient of this University of Melbourne-wide award recognising excellence in the supervision of research higher degree candidates. Award recipients are acknowledged for their outstanding achievements across the various dimensions of excellence in supervision: the extent and range of their supervision activities; the positive outcomes for their students; their respect and support for students … Read More
Kobi-Renee Leins has also been invited to present a conference paper on ‘Nano-Enhanced Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict’ at the 3rd Annual Conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics in Arizona in May 2015.
Natalia Jevglevskaja ha been accepted to participate in the Graduate Humanitarian Research Academy at the University of Mainz and in the Archives of the ICRC in Geneva for 2 weeks in July 2015. Natalia will join a select group of graduate scholars from around the world to receive expert instruction on techniques for graduate archival research. Following her involvement in … Read More
Tim McCormack has been appointed to the International Group of Experts for the 2nd Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare and will travel to Tallinn in June 2015 to participate in the next working session of the Group.
Tim McCormack has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to take up the prestigious position of Charles H Stockton Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island from July 2015 through June 2016. Tim will be only the the 2nd Australian to be appointed to the Stockton … Read More
The APCML Unimelb@Defence Seminar Series started the year with a presentation from Professor Chris Jenks (a co-author of The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach and a Fulbright Scholar at the APCML) on ‘Crossing the Rubicon: The Path to Offensive Autonomous Weapons’.
Tim McCormack has recently been honoured in the Australian Red Cross’ centenary awards – ‘100 Years of Helping People’. Tim was recognised by the Red Cross as someone dedicated to supporting the respected humanitarian organisation, and was awarded the Australian Red Cross Distinguished Service Medal for more than 20 years of volunteer service. The medal recognizes Tim’s work with the … Read More