Law and Ethics presentation at Australian Red Cross Event

 Australian Red Cross Event

RUMLAE Director Prof Dale Stephens presents on Law and Ethics at Australian Red Cross Event

 RUMLAE Director Prof Dale Stephens recently presented at an Australian Red Cross event on the topic of 'International Humanitarian Law and Ethics in Legal Decision-Making'. The event was generously facilitated by LK Law and held at their office boardroom located in Grenfell Street.

Dale’s presentation addressed the intersection between law and ethics in the battle space, drawing on the recently-published Australian Defence Force Ethics Doctrine and a range of historical approaches to legal ethics and morality. The presentation then examined how these ways of viewing ethics might apply in practice, and what competing issues might challenge an actor seeking to be both legal and ethical

Australian Red Cross Event

Throughout the presentation various ethical dilemmas were posed to the audience, who were able to participate via electronic polling. This revealed a fascinating disparity of views, particularly on the issue of what is or is not ethical behaviour, and provided a firm foundation for a constructive general discussion. The presentation ended with a question-and-answer session led by Ms Tory Shepherd (Guardian Australia and SA Red Cross IHL Committee member) on the implications of the presentation and the interesting differences of opinion evident in the audience voting.  

RUMLAE would like to thank Petra Ball (Red Cross), Aneta Peretko (Red Cross), Jo Jarose (RUMLAE/Red Cross) and Mark Giddings (LK Law) for their enormous assistance in facilitating this successful event.'   

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