Members


  • Luke Chircop is a JD graduate of Melbourne Law School. His research primarily concerns the application of international law to peacetime cyber operations and espionage.
    Luke Chircop
    University of Melbourne
  • Monique Cormier is a Lecturer in the School of Law, University of New England. Her research interests include jurisdiction and immunities in international criminal law.
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    Monique Cormier
    University of New England
  • Natalia Jevglevskaja is a PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow at Melbourne Law School. Her thesis investigates the legal parameters of Article 36 of the Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions by looking into national weapons review programs established by States Parties under this provision and analysing challenges that emerging technologies pose for such review mechanisms.
    Natalia Jevglevskaja
    University of Melbourne
  • Kobi Leins is a PhD Candidate at Melbourne Law School. She is researching the legal issues particular to military use of “nano-enhanced” weapons.
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    Kobi Leins
    University of Melbourne
  • Dr Rain Liivoja is a Senior Lecturer and Society in Science – Branco Weiss Fellow at Melbourne Law School. He is also an Affiliated Research Fellow of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki. His research explores the regulatory challenges that emerge from the increasing militarisation of neurosciences and other biosciences.
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    Rain Liivoja
    University of Melbourne
  • Associate Professor Robert J Mathews is a Principal Fellow at Melbourne Law School and until recently was Head of the NBC Arms Control Unit at the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group. He has been collaborating with Melbourne Law School since 1991 on various scientific/legal research projects relating to disarmament, arms control, and weapons issues associated with the law of armed conflict.
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    Bob Mathews
    University of Melbourne
  • Professor Tim McCormack is a Professor of Law at Melbourne Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tasmania Law School. He is also the Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. His research focuses on responsibility for violations of the law arising from emerging weapons technologies.
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    Tim McCormack
    University of Melbourne
  • Tim McFarland is a PhD Candidate at Melbourne Law School. His research covers the legal implications of developing and using increasingly autonomous weapon systems, vehicles and other systems, particularly in situations of armed conflict.
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    Tim McFarland
    University of Melbourne
  • Natalie Nunn is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania. She is researching the implications of autonomous weapon systems for the application and development of arms control law.
    Natalie Nunn
    University of Tasmania
  • Angus Willoughby is a Research Assistant and JD student at Melbourne Law School. His research encompasses biometric technologies, surveillance, and their relationship with international privacy law. Beyond that, Angus is also conducting research into states’ counter-terrorism responses to the foreign fighters phenomenon. In 2016, Angus commenced an LLM at the University of Cambridge.
    Angus Willoughby
    University of Melbourne

Associates


  • Professor R E Burnett is Associate Dean of Academics in the College of International Security Affairs at the US National Defense University in Washington, DC. He has been a researcher/speaker to the US National Intelligence Council and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group on Autonomous Systems. He studies emerging technologies and how they may disrupt political, policy and social systems.
    R E Burnett
    US National Defense University
  • Associate Professor Regina Crameri is Associate Director of the Defence Science Institute. Having worked for 10 years as a senior scientist at the Defence Science and Technology Group, in her current role at DSI Regina promotes defence science in Victoria and facilitates collaborative research projects.
    Regina Crameri
    Defence Science Institute
  • Associate Professor Chris Dent is an Associate Professor of Law at the School of Law, Murdoch University. Chris’ interest in the intersection of law and technology stems from his work in patent law. His engagement with the boundaries of the regulation of technology is fuelled by a broader interest in how the law engages with the decision-making processes of individuals and machines.
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    Chris Dent
    Murdoch University
  • Dr Jai Galliott is Research Fellow in Indo-Pacific Defence at the University of New South Wales, Kensington. His research examines the ethical, legal and strategic challenges associated with the employment drones, cyber systems and soldier augmentation technologies. He is author of Military Robots: Mapping the Moral Landscape and editor of Super Soldiers: The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications.
    Jai Galliott
    University of New South Wales
  • Group Captain Ian Henderson is a senior legal officer in the Royal Australian Air Force and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Adelaide Law School. His area of particular interest is the application of the law of armed conflict, particularly those aspects concerning use of force (i.e. targeting law), to emerging technology.
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    Ian Henderson
    Department of Defence
  • Associate Professor Chris Jenks is Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and Assistant Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. In 2015, Chris was a Visiting Fellow at APCML, researching how emerging technologies impact accountability in armed conflict.
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    Chris Jenks
    Southern Methodist University
  • Kaja Kowalczewska is a PhD candidate at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow in Poland. She contributed to/supported several projects on autonomous systems, and published on new technologies and international law for Polish Institute of International Relations and Doctrine and Training Centre of the Polish Armed Forces.
    Kaja Kowalczewska
    Jagiellonian University of Krakow