Symposium report published

PREMTNews

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 visits Georgetown University

PREMTNews

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

PREMTNews

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

PREMTNews

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

PREMTNews

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

PREMTNews

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

Tallinn Manual 2.0 Launched

PREMTNews

Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations has been published by Cambridge University Press. The Manual, produced at the invitation of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, identifies 154 black letter rules governing cyber operations and provides extensive commentary on each rule. Tim McCormack participated in the drafting of the manual as a member … Read More

International Review of the Red Cross publishes papers by Rain Liivoja and Tim McFarland

PREMTNews

The latest issue of the International Review of the Red Cross, focusing on ‘The Evolution of Warfare’, features two papers by PREMT members. Rain Liivoja contributed an essay titled ‘Technological Change and the Evolution of the Law of War’ and Tim McFarland published an article on ‘Factors Shaping the Legal Implications of Increasingly Autonomous Military Systems’. The entire issue of … Read More

Kobi Leins and Rain Liivoja speak in Seoul

PREMTNews

Kobi Leins and Rain Liivoja are attending a regional meeting on New Technologies & Weapons, Means and Methods of Warfare: Challenges for International Humanitarian Law in Seoul from 22 to 23 September 2016. The workshop is organised jointly by the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Korea and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Kobi’s talk is … Read More