About Us

Objectives

Warfare remains law’s most intractable challenge, so complete has the legal vocabulary become that languages of strategy, politics and ethics are frequently fused in moments of legal decision. 

RUMLAE aims to deconstruct these layers and identify moments of clarity in the manner in which choices are made and actions authentically taken under the law. Particular attention in the RUMLAE research agenda is given to ethical and moral issues relating to the use of force and the dimension of national security. RUMLAE is dedicated to better understanding how discourses of violence are both created and understood, and how they can be mitigated.

Our specialisation

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
  • Space law

Our people

Learn more about our researchers and management board. 

Our people

Advisory board

Learn more on our board of advisors.

Advisory board