The Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics (RUMLAE) at the Adelaide Law School has been established to examine legal and policy issues relevant to military and security matters with a particular focus on ethical aspects relevant to the use of force.
RUMLAE aims to facilitate the emergence of a creative inter-disciplinary dialogue on contemporary challenges in the areas of military law, national security, international law, military justice, international relations, strategic policy and space law.
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RUMLAE Director, Prof Dale Stephens was recently invited to present on Space Law and The Woomera Manual at the annual American Branch of the International Law Association Conference held at Fordham University in New York City from Oct 10-12, 2019. The title of the Conference was ‘The Resilience of International Law’ and Prof Stephens panel …
This past week RUMLAE Director Prof Dale Stephens attended the Annual RAF Legal Conference at RAF Halton, UK. The theme of the conference was multi domain operations and space and cyber operations figured strongly on the agenda. Prof Stephens was invited to speak to the issues of Space Law and Military Operations as well as …
The third working group meeting for the Woomera Manual project was held in the Hague between 5 & 9 August 2019. The working group meeting was held in the Hague at the invitation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, hosted by the Ministry of Defence through the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Representatives of the founding …
On 13 August, Adelaide Law School’s / RUMLAE’s Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs spoke at the Raising the Bar event on the topic ‘Laws for the Final Frontier’. Addressing a sizeable crowd at the Little Bang Brewing Co in Stepney, Matthew spoke about some key contemporary challenges in international space law, and the key threats to …
On Thursday 15 August, RUMLAE, in conjunction with The Australian Red Cross, hosted a panel discussion on the Geneva Conventions in celebration of their 70th Anniversary. The event, held in Napier Lecture Theatre, attracted a large crowd and canvassed the history of the Geneva Conventions, the successes and failures of their normative impact and the future …
Adelaide Law School’s/RUMLAE’s Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs spoke at the National Archives of Australia’s annual Constitution Day symposium on the topic ‘The Constitution in Space’ at Questacon: The National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra on 9 July 2019. Matthew spoke about how the Australian Constitution has facilitated Australian space activities, about some contemporary space …