Symposium on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Emerging Military Technologies

Melbourne, 29–30 May 2017

Monday, 29 May

Welcome and Introduction

Prof Liz Sonenberg, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Collaboration and Infrastructure) and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital and Data), University of Melbourne

Dr Rain Liivoja, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Session 1: Perspectives I

Dr Neil Davison, Arms Unit, Legal Division, International Committee of the Red Cross
New Technologies of Warfare: A Humanitarian Perspective

Dr Suelette Dreyfus, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne
Transparency and Technology: Armed Drones and Their Artefacts

Session 2: Perspective II

A/Prof Chris Dent, School of Law, Murdoch University
Regulatory Theory and Emerging Military Technologies

A/Prof Lyria Bennett Moses, UNSW Law, University of New South Wales
Machine Learning and Decision Making

Session 3: Bio- and Nanoscience

Prof Katina Michael, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong
US Relax Body-Modifying Regulation for Personnel Entering the Military: Floodgates Open to Emerging Electronic Tattoos for ID, Exoskeletons, Brain Implants and Beyond

A/Prof Margaret Kosal, Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech
Emerging Life Sciences: New Challenges to Strategic Stability

Ms Kobi Leins, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
Genetic Modification and Synthetic Biology and Applicable Legal Frameworks: Does Characterising Genetic Modification as a Weapon of Mass Destruction Really Help?

Session 4: Human Enhancement

Prof R E Burnett, College of International Security Affairs, US National Defense University
Brain Implants and Memory: Implications for Enhanced Soldiers

Ms Ioana Puscas, Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
Soldier Enhancement Technologies: Legal and Ethical Implications

Dr Rain Liivoja, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
Bioenhanced Warfighters as Weapons, Means or Methods of Warfare

Tuesday, 30 May

Session 5: The 4th and 5th Dimensions of Warfare

Prof Steven Freeland, School of Law, Western Sydney University
Technology and Warfare: Navigating a Path regarding the Rules Addressing the Military Uses of Outer Space

Dr Samuli Haataja, Griffith Law School, Griffith University
Stuxnet and International Law on the Use of Force: The Turn to Information Ethics

Prof Tim McCormack, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
Cyber Warfare and the Law of Armed Conflict: Prospects and Challenges

Session 6: Autonomy

Prof Robert Sparrow, Department of Philosophy, Monash University
Robots and Rescue in War at Sea

Dr Shane Dunn, Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Defence
A Summary of Endorsed Future Visions of the Military Application of Machine Autonomy

Dr Jai Galliott, Australian Defence Force Academy/UNSW Canberra
The Soldier’s Tolerance for Autonomous Systems

Mr Tim McFarland, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
Machine Autonomy and Human Enhancement: Are there Legal Parallels?

Session 7: Weapons Review

Ms Natalia Jevglevskaja, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
Weapons Reviews under Customary International Law

LTC Christopher Ford, Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, US Naval War College
Weapons Reviews and the Complexities of Autonomy

A/Prof Chris Jenks, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
Weapons Review of Learning Systems

Conclusion

Prof Tim McCormack and A/Prof Bob Mathews, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Participants

A/Prof Lyria Bennett MosesUNSW LawUniversity of New South Wales
Mr Len Blazeby
Mission in AustraliaInternational Committee of the Red Cross
Mr Robert S BoliaDefence Science and Technology Group Department of Defence
Prof RE BurnettCollege of International Security AffairsUS National Defense University
Mr Luke ChircopMelbourne Law SchoolUniversity of Melbourne
Ms Monique CormierMelbourne Law SchoolUniversity of Melbourne
A/Prof Regina CrameriDefence Science Institute
Mr Parashar DasMelbourne Law SchoolUniversity of Melbourne
Dr Neil DavisonLegal DivisionInternational Committee of the Red Cross
A/Prof Chris DentSchool of LawMurdoch University
Dr Suelette DreyfusDepartment of Computing and Information SystemsUniversity of Melbourne
Mr Piers DuncanDefence Science and Technology GroupDepartment of Defence
Dr Shane DunnDefence Science and Technology GroupDepartment of Defence
LTC Christopher M FordStockton Center for the Study of International LawUS Naval War College
Prof Steven FreelandSchool of LawWestern Sydney University
Dr Jai GalliottAustralian Centre for Cyber SecurityUniversity of New South Wales
Ms Netta GoussacRegional Delegation in the PacificInternational Committee of the Red Cross
Dr Samuli HaatajaGriffith Law SchoolGriffith University
Ms Zoe HawkinsInternational Cyber Policy CentreAustralian Strategic Policy Institute
Dr Clinton HeinzeDefence Science and Technology GroupDepartment of Defence
A/Prof Piers HoweMelbourne School of Psychological SciencesUniversity of Melbourne
Asst/Prof Chris JenksDedman School of LawSouthern Methodist University
Ms Natalia JevglevskajaMelbourne Law SchoolUniversity of Melbourne
A/Prof Margaret E KosalSam Nunn School of International AffairsGeorgia Tech
Ms Fauve KurnadiInternational Humanitarian Law and Movement Relations DepartmentAustralian Red Cross
Ms Kobi LeinsMelbourne Law SchoolUniversity of Melbourne
Dr Rain LiivojaMelbourne Law SchoolUniversity of Melbourne
A/Prof Robert MathewsMelbourne Law SchoolUniversity of Melbourne
Prof Tim McCormackMelbourne Law SchoolUniversity of Melbourne
Mr Tim McFarlandMelbourne Law SchoolUniversity of Melbourne
Prof Katina MichaelFaculty of Engineering and Information SciencesUniversity of Wollongong
Ms Natalie NunnFaculty of LawUniversity of Tasmania
Ms Ioana-Maria PuscasGeopolitics and Global Futures ProgrammeGeneva Centre for Security Policy
Dr Diane SivasubramaniamDepartment of Psychological SciencesSwinburne University
Prof Liz SonenbergChancelleryUniversity of Melbourne
Prof Rob SparrowPhilosophy DepartmentMonash University