Assistant Professor Aleksandar Marsavelski
Typology of Crimes of Political Parties in Armed Conflicts
Re-examining the Lotus Case (France v Turkey) (1927)
Professor Nico Schrijver
Presenting on 'The Role of Elected Members on the Security Council: Key Players or Lame Ducks?'
Dr Eric Jensen

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US Pushes for Cease-Fire in Yemen

The US Secretaries of State and Defense have recently called for a cease-fire in Yemen, Foreign Policy reports. At an event held at the United States Institute of Peace on October 30, Secretary of Defence James Mathis appeared to indicate a 30-day deadline for a cease-fire between conflicting parties in the region: In a separate press statement, Secretary […]

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New articles on WPS of note

The following recent articles on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda may be of note to APCML readers: ‘Why WPS? Why Now?  This article published on the IPI Global Observatory website takes stock of the WPS agenda on its 18th anniversary (31 October 2018), and identifies why it is still of crucial significance today: […]

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New ICRC blog post: ‘Respect for the Dead under Islamic Law’

A new post on the ICRC’s Humanitarian Law & Policy blog by Dr Ahmed Al-Dawoody analyses the challenges for forensics specialists attending to the proper and dignified management of the dead during situations of armed conflict. These matters assume particular significance noting that two thirds of current armed conflicts are taking place in Muslim contexts. The full post […]

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Venezuela referred to the ICC Prosecutor

Since February 2018, the ongoing situation in Venezuela has been the subject of a Preliminary Examination by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. On 26 September 2018, however, a coalition of States Parties to the Rome Statute referred the Venezuelan situation to the ICC, requesting an investigation into the possible commission of […]

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‘Welcome to the first War Zone Ebola Crisis’

A new Foreign Policy article scrutinises the continuation of armed conflict in the DRC amid an ongoing Ebola outbreak, as previously reported by APCML below. The author explains that because Ebola responders (including international NGOs) cannot move about freely due to various conflict-related threats, they cannot deploy tactics that have succeeded in halting prior epidemics. The full […]

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UAE: senior military leaders meet to discuss laws of war

This week, more than 120 senior military leaders from 80+ countries met in Abu Dhabi to discuss the laws of war at the annual Senior Workshop on International Rules Governing Military Operations (SWIRMO) jointly hosted by the ICRC and UAE Ministry of Defence. It was the first time the SWIRMO has been held in the Middle […]

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‘How Identity Affects the Internal Threats Aid Workers Face’

A new post on the ICRC’s Humanitarian Law & Policy blog by Adelicia Fairbanks highlights the issue of aid worker vulnerability to internal security threats from their colleagues – particularly sexual violence. The full article is available below:

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‘American Mercenaries’

Buzzfeed News published a major report last week examining American mercenary involvement in Yemen. The report investigated the hiring of ex-special forces soldiers to carry out targeted assassinations for the United Arab Emirates, and suggested that such engagements could increasingly represent the future of war: The full report is available here.

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Proposal for a cyber-ICRC

An interesting article for Lawfare from Dr Herb Lin suggests that the International Committee of the Red Cross could provide a model for a new international organisation to provide neutral assistance and relief to vulnerable persons and businesses affected by serious cyberattacks. By using the ICRC as precedent, Dr Lin suggests that an equivalent cyberspace organisation would […]

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More Time Agreed for Syrian Buffer Zone in Idlib

Russia and Turkey have agreed to allow more time for opposition groups to withdraw from a de-escalation zone in Idlib. The area has been spared from air raids for over a month. Full details from UN News available here.  

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APCML aims to promote greater understanding of and increased respect for the Rule of Law in all aspects of military affairs both within the Australian Defence Force and amongst militaries in the Asia Pacific Region.

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