Four PREMT members graduate from Melbourne Law School

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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.

First Meeting of the GGE on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

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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

PREMT supports APCML Cyber and Emerging Technologies Law Course

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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.

Symposium report published

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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. [wpdm_package id=’1586′]

Rain Liivoja visits Georgetown University

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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 at the 25th ANZSIL Annual Conference

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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

PREMT holds interdisciplinary symposium

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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

New Technologies and the Modern Battlefield: A Humanitarian Perspective

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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: law-premt@unimelb.edu.au 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

Negotiating a Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons: A Conversation with Treasa Dunworth and Tilman Ruff

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In March 2017, 132 states convened in New York to begin negotiations on a comprehensive multilateral treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons. Join Treasa Dunworth and Tilman Ruff for a conversation on the progress towards a nuclear weapons ban treaty and the challenges facing the treaty’s negotiators. Time: Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 5pm–6.30pm, Location: Room 920, Level 9, Melbourne Law School … Read More