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 and strategic policy.
Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS)
Launched in May 2016, the MILAMOS Project aims to develop a widely-accepted manual clarifying the fundamental international law rules applicable to military uses of outer space in times of peace, as well as in periods of tension and in outright armed conflict. RUMLAE is proud to partner with McGill University's Centre for Research in Air and Space Law 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. Please see the dedicated project website for more information.
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'. The ICRC is an institutional contributor to the MILAMOS Project.
- Contemporary Challenges in Military Law and Ethics Seminar
The Contemporary Challenges in Military Law and Ethics Seminar was held at the University of Adelaide Law School on 3 September 2015.
- Opening Address; Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP
- A Few Reflections and Lessons Learned: Afghanistan Reconstruction and Public Accountability; Major General Arnold Fields (Retired)
- Australian Military Court - What Was That All About?; Captain Scott Ritchie
- Future ADF Capability Needs - Industry, Law and Ethics; Commodore David Scott OAM
- The Decision to Prosecute: A Comparison between the Commonwealth of Australia's Military and Civilian Jurisdictions; Kellie Toole
- Naval Power in the Indian Ocean: 21st Century Opportunities and Challenges Workshop
The Naval Power in the Indian Ocean: 21st Century Opportunities and Challenges Workshop was co-sponsored by RUMLAE and the China Maritime Studies Institute of the US Naval War College and held in Honolulu, Hawaii, 12-13 January 2016.
- A Cooperative, Prosperous Indian Ocean Region; Admiral Scott H Swift
- A Master Key for China and India to Help Unlock the Freedom of the Seas Globally; Jonathan G Odom
- Australian Approaches to Security in the Indian Ocean; James Goldrick AO, CSC RAN (Retired)
- China's National Security Interests in the Indian Ocean; Junshe Zhang
- Governance and Rules of the Seas; Wei Liang
- Implementation of Freedom of Navigation and the Law of the Sea: Prospects of Naval Competition and Cooperation in the Indian Ocean; Prof Bimal N Patel
- India's Maritime Security Perspective; Vice Admiral Anup Singh (Retired)
- Maritime Challenges in Indian Ocean Region - Indian Response Strategies and Cooperative Approaches; Dr PK Ghosh
- Maritime Governance and the Indian Ocean; A/Prof Dale Stephens CSM
- Maritime Security Cooperation in the India Ocean; Xuesong Chen
- National Security Interests and India Ocean: China's Perspective; Xu Qiyu
- National Security Interests and the Indian Ocean: An Australian Perspective; Lee Cordner
- Seizing Trends, Increasing Consensus and Actively Promoting Maritime Cooperation in Indian Ocean; Ge Yinlin
- Space Law
- Conflicts in Space: International Humanitarian Law and Its Application to Space Warfare; A/Prof Dale Stephens CSM and Dr Cassandra Steer
- GOOGLE in Space? How Will Space Governance Accommodate Non-State Actors?; Prof Melissa de Zwart
- We need clear rules to avoid a real Star Wars in outer space; Prof Steven Freeland, A/Prof Dale Stephens and A/Prof Ram Jakhu
- International Law
- The Impact and Effectiveness of UNCLOS on Counter Piracy Operations; Tamsin Phillipa Paige
- Arthur Seaforth Blackburn VC, Speech Delivered at the Tri-Service Dinner on 9 December 2016; Michael Slattery
- Privacy, Surveillance, and Big Data
- Privacy, the Internet of Things and Smart Cities; Prof Lilian Edwards (presentation delivered at the University of Adelaide on 15 September 2016)
- Protection of Cultural Property Conference
- Protecting Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict: The Work of the Blue Shield; Peter C Stone
- The Repercussions for Exposing the World Heritage Sites to the Loss of Immunity in Armed Conflict; Jadranka Petrovic
- Indigenous Sacred Sites as Cultural Property; Thomas Wooden
- The Limits of Framing in International Law: The Shortcomings of International Heritage Protection in the ISIS Conflicts; Lucas Lixinski and Lara Schreiber
- Introduction to the International Humanitarian Law Framework for Protecting Cultural Property in Armed Conflict: Australian Red Cross' Perspective; Tara Gutman
- International Protection Framework for Cultural Property; Joanne Lee
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