Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics

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.




IHL Moot Grand Final winners

  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 …



ANZSIL IPSIG workshop held at Adelaide Law School

  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 …



Dr Stacey Henderson chairs session showcasing Adelaide Law School students’ work at the 2019 Space Security Working Group in Montreal

  The work of Adelaide Law School students Alissa Bishop-Thorpe, Philip Craig, Sophie Howe, Rachel Neef, and Connor Rossi has been showcased at the Annual Space Security Working Group workshop in Montreal (16-17 May 2019).  The students prepared reports on key indicators under the supervision of Professors Melissa de Zwart and Dale Stephens. The students’ …



Launch of Book on the UN Security Council and Art 39 by Adelaide Law School Alumni Dr Tamsin Paige

On Wednesday 15 May, Deakin University organized a launch of the book ‘Petulant and Contrary: Approaches by the Permanent Five Members of the UN Security Council to the Concept of ‘Threat to the Peace’ under Article 39 of the UN Chapter’ (Brill/Nijhoff 2019) authored by Dr Tamsin Paige, who recently took up an academic position at …



‘Future Wars: Legally acceptable development and implementation of AI and Emerging Technologies’ Seminar held at Adelaide Law School

On Tuesday 30th April, Brigadier General Susan Escallier (U.S. Army JAG Corps), gave a thought-provoking presentation titled ‘Future Wars: Legally acceptable development and implementation of AI and Emerging Technologies’. The engagement seminar provided a platform for discussion surrounding Future War and what shapes it-challenges of military operations in the digital era were canvassed. BG Escallier …



Second Woomera Manual Plenary Meeting in Nebraska, USA

The Woomera Manual’s Editorial and Management Board members, along with core experts and observers, attended the second Woomera Manual working group meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA on 25-28 February 2019.  Adelaide Law School was represented by RUMLAE members Professors Melissa de Zwart and Dale Stephens, Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs, Dr Stacey Henderson, and Duncan Blake …