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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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 …
Adelaide Law School is proud to be partnering with the International Committee of the Red Cross (‘ICRC’) on a pilot international humanitarian law clinic. Our first intern, Alice Osborne, received a briefing from ICRC Legal Adviser, Emily Defina, earlier this week. Throughout Semester 2, Alice will be working on a range of projects for …
On Thursday, 4 July, Professor Melissa de Zwart and Dr Stacey Henderson, together with PhD candidates Mr Joel Lisk and Mr Duncan Blake, presented on a panel at the 27th Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) Annual Conference. Professor de Zwart’s paper addressed the complex issue of grey zones in the context …
This year’s IHL Moot Grand Final was held in the Moot Court on the evening of Friday, 7 June, before their Excellencies Judges Professor Dale Stephens, Dr Stacey Henderson, and Mr Mark Giddings. The Moot involved questions of jurisdiction of the Court, crimes carried out during a non-international armed conflict, and mental incapacity as …
On Friday, 31 May, the Research Unit on Military Law & Ethics (RUMLAE) and Adelaide Law School hosted the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL), International Peace & Security Interest Group annual workshop. The workshop brought together presenters from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom to …