The future urban battlefield: Implications of new technologies

Conflict is increasingly taking place in urban settings and the development and deployment of new technologies in this context raises both challenges and opportunities. In March 2018, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law (APCML) and Program on the Regulation of Emerging Military Technologies (PREMT) convened the “Emerging … Read moreThe future urban battlefield: Implications of new technologies

PREMT co-hosts multidisciplinary roundtable

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 … Read morePREMT co-hosts multidisciplinary roundtable

First Meeting of the GGE on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

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 … Read moreFirst Meeting of the GGE on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

Symposium report published

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′]

Jai Galliott and Rain Liivoja at the 25th ANZSIL Annual Conference

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 … Read moreJai Galliott and Rain Liivoja at the 25th ANZSIL Annual Conference

PREMT holds interdisciplinary symposium

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 … Read morePREMT holds interdisciplinary symposium