The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), PREMT and the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law (APCML) co-hosted a multidisciplinary workshop on ‘Emerging Military Technologies Applied to Urban Warfare’ in Melbourne on 21-22 March. Over the course of two days, participants from seven universities, multiple Australian government departments, and the Red Cross movement discussed topical legal issues relating to … Read More
Since its inception in 2014, PREMT has been jointly directed by Rain Liivoja and Tim McCormack. In 2018, both of them will be taking up new positions. Rain has been appointed an Associate Professor at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queenaland, in Brisbane. After 7 years at Melbourne Law School, Rain will start in his new job … Read More
On 4 December, Monique Cormier and Tim McFarland graduated with PhDs, Luke Chircop with a JD, and Angus Willoughby with a JD/LLM. Congratulation to all four! L to R: Luke Chircop, Monique Cormier, Tim McFarland, Rain Liivoja and Angus Willoughby.
The Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, which was established by the Fifth Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), is meeting for the first time from 13 to 17 November 2017. Three PREMT members are in Geneva for this meeting: Chris Jenks and Rain Liivoja are members … Read More
The Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law conducted its annual Cyber and Emerging Technologies Law Course in Sydney from 16 to 20 October 2017. The course was attended by 42 military officers and civilian lawyers from 15 countries. Rain Liivoja, Bob Mathews and Tim McCormack gave presentations at the course.
On 29 and 30 May 2017, PREMT organised an interdisciplinary symposium, titled Future Wars and Public Conscience, to explore ethical, legal and social implications of emerging military technologies. A report of the symposium, summarising both the presentations and the discussions, has now been published.
Rain Liivoja will undertake a research visit to Georgetown University in Washington DC from 21 August to 15 September. He will be a Visiting Scholar at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center, where he will work on the implications of military human enhancement on the law of armed conflict rules concerning human suffering.
Jai Galliott and Rain Liivoja recently attended the 25th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law in Canberra. The theme of the conference was Sustaining the International Legal Order in an Era of Rising Nationalism. Jai spoke on a panel dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions. Rain served as … Read More
On 29 and 30 May, PREMT organised an interdisciplinary symposium on the ethical, legal and social implications of emerging military technologies, titled Future Wars and Public Conscience. The symposium was attended by invited participants from ten Australian and four US universities, two think tanks, the Red Cross movement, and the Australian Department of Defence. The program and list of participants are … Read More
Speaker: Dr Neil Davison, International Committee of the Red Cross Time: Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 12pm–1pm Location: Boardroom, Level 10 (access via Level 9), Melbourne Law School (185 Pelham St, Carlton) RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Light lunch will be provided. New weapon systems, such as unmanned systems with increasing levels of autonomy and cyber weapons, have proliferated rapidly during recent years, enabled … Read More