Teaching

PREMT members regularly contribute to teaching and training programs of the University of Melbourne, the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law, the Australian Red Cross and other institutions. PREMT has the capacity to deliver classes on the regulation of different military technologies to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

The following is a list of classes taught by PREMT members and associates directly relating to military technologies.

2016

Law, War and New Technologies
29th Helsinki Summer Seminar on International Law

Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki
Helsinki, 22–26 August 2016

  • Rain Liivoja – Remotely Controlled Weapon Systems
  • Rain Liivoja – Article 36 Weapons Review
  • Rain Liivoja – Non-lethal Weapons
  • Rain Liivoja – Biotechnology

Rain also served as the course director (jointly with Dr Jarna Petman).

Cyber Law and Other Emerging Technologies Workshop

Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law
Sydney, 9–13 May 2016

  • Tim McFarland – Autonomous Weapons
  • Kobi Leins – Nanotechnology and its implications for the Military
  • Rain Liivoja – Military Applications of Biotechnology

Rain also served as the course director (jointly with SQNLDR Anthony Erman).

Conduct of Peace Support Operations Course

International Institute of Humanitarian Law
Sanremo, 9–13 May 2016

  • Chris Jenks – Current and Future Issues and Their Legal Implications for PSO (Detention, Cyber, Emerging Technology)

Chris also served as the course director.

2015

Issues in International Humanitarian Law Seminar

Australian Red Cross
Melbourne, 30 May 2015

  • Bob Mathews – Weapons and International Humanitarian Law
  • Rain Liivoja – Legal Issues in Military Bioscience: Human Enhancement and Less-than-Lethal Weapons

Cyber Law and Other Emerging Technologies Workshop

Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law and the US Defense Institute for International Legal Studies
Sydney, 4–8 May 2015

  • Kobi Leins – Nanotechnology and its implications for the Military
  • Rain Liivoja – Military Applications of Biotechnology

2014

Cyber Law and Other Emerging Technologies Workshop

Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law and the US Defense Institute for International Legal Studies
Sydney, 23–27 June 2014

  • Ian Henderson – Attacks under the Law of Armed Conflict
  • Ian Henderson – Syndicate exercise: Review of a Fictitious Autonomous Weapon under Article 36 of Additional Protocol I
  • Tim McFarland – Autonomous Weapons
  • Tim McCormack – State Responsibility in Cyberspace
  • Tim McCormack – Unmanned Aerial and Maritime Vehicles

ADF Legal Training Module 1

Military Law Centre
Sydney, 18–28 August 2014

  • Ian Henderson – Operations Law and Emerging Technology