Military Law and Ethics; National Security Law

Research on military and security law, with a particular focus on the legal and ethical framework governing the use of military force.

Researchers in this area make a real difference by identifying and interrogating key law and policy trends in national security, military legal practice, regulation of emerging military technologies, and the experiences of military personnel and veterans. This body of work informs law and policy reform at both an international and domestic level and has a demonstrable practical impact.

Research in this area is undertaken by the Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics (RUMLAE).

Our projects

RUMLAE is a very active research unit with a large number of projects spanning its focus areas. A few of our major projects include:

Further information

Visit RUMLAE’s website, or contact
Professor Dale Stephens at