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.
The Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations
Launched in April 2018 by Professor Melissa de Zwart, Professor Dale Stephens, Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs, Dr Stacey Henderson, The Woomera Manual project aims to develop a Manual that objectively articulates and clarifies existing international law applicable to military space operations. RUMLAE is proud to partner with the University of Exeter, the University of Nebraska College of Law, and the University of New South Wales Canberra on this project. It is our firm belief that this unique and innovative project will have a positive impact and influence on the future and sustainability of humankind's venture in outer space.
For information regarding Australia's historical involvement in space exploration, visit the Honeysuckle Creek website.
On 11 October 2016, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) launched a blog series on 'Why Outer Space Matters'.
Other special projects
- Annual Space Security Index Volume in conjunction with a range of international partner universities (Prof Melissa de Zwart and Prof Dale Stephens)
- Criminal justice system and the Australian Defence Force - Kellie Toole
- Research into Operational Commercial Law (Prof Dale Stephens, Dr Colette Langos and Dr Mark Giancaspro)
RUMLAE has recently produced research in:
- Contemporary challenges in military law and ethics
- Naval Warfare
- Space Law
- International Law
- Privacy, surveillance and big data
- Protection and cultural property
RUMLAE is a member of the Law of Armed Conflict and Military Operations (LACMO) Research Network. The LACMO Network brings together 20 research centres and groups from universities across the globe to cooperate and collaborate in their research goals. LACMO Network members research in the areas of international humanitarian law, the law of armed conflict, military operational law, military aspects of cyber-security and warfare, and other areas of law connected to military operations. Members of the LACMO Network include the Harvard Law School, US Naval War College, the University of Exeter and UNSW Canberra.