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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The Month in WPS: April 2019

This monthly update, published by ASPI, summarises WPS news items of note from the past month, including:  New UN Security Council Resolution 2467 on conflict-related sexual violence;  The vital role of women in Sudan’s pro-democracy uprising; and  Women’s participation in peacekeeping in the Asia-Pacific. 

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‘Gender and Climate (in)Security in the Pacific’

This recent ASPI article by Jacqueline Westermann highlights that climate change and related natural disasters are also gendered issues, which can result in casualties among women and children being up to 14 times higher than men during disasters. 

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Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Will Bid on US Military Contracts

This piece on the War is Boring website notes that Musk (Tesla) and Bezos (Amazon) are entering the military-industrial market, and will now start bidding on contracts to build rocket-related weaponry for the US. 

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‘The Masculine Condition in Contemporary Warfare’

This new post on the ICRC’s Humanitarian Law & Policy blog by Gilbert Holleufer considers men’s relationship to (wartime) violence, and contemplates how the male identity relates to contemporary conflict. Holleufer suggests that discussions on masculinity and men’s relationship to violence remains largely “guarded” and calls for a renewed examination of these topics in the context of current […]

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EJIL: Talk! analysis – ‘Malaysia’s Envisaged Withdrawal from the Rome Statute’

This blog post analyses Malaysia’s recent announcement that it will ‘rescind its membership’ of the Rome Statute, after previously having submitted its instrument of accession (whereby Malaysia would have formally become a State Party on 1 June 2019). The author’s analysis suggests that Malaysia can indeed validly withdraw its ratification at any point before 1 June […]

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‘The UN’s Precarious Financial Situation Places Missions and People at Risk’

This recent article published on the IPI Global Observatory website notes that the UN is facing a “cash crunch”, and that the UN’s core peacekeeping and regular budgets are suffering. While the challenge is not new, the author notes that the ongoing trend of late payments is putting UN peacekeeping operations under significant strain. The author instead suggests […]

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‘How does the Next Great Power Conflict Play Out?’

This War on the Rocks article presents the results of a recent war-game which examined whether the US could win an imaginary World War III. Observations from the exercise included devastatingly high levels of attrition, the possibility of use of chemical agents, and quick resort to nuclear weapons. The full article is here. 

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ICC Appeals Chamber: Heads of State Have No Immunity under Customary International Law Before International Tribunals

This EJIL: Talk! blog post by Dapo Akande draws attention to a recent decision of the ICC’s Appeals Chamber, which appears to indicate that – under customary international law – Heads of State have no immunity from criminal prosecution in international criminal courts. At the time of writing, the full judgment was not yet available, but Professor Akande notes […]

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Stockton Center for International Law Visiting Research Scholar Program

The Stockton Center for International Law is now accepting applications for its Visiting Research Scholar Program. Those persons who successfully apply to work as Visiting Research Scholars typically spend 2-3 months at the Center, but shorter/longer stays are possible. Full details and application requirements are available here and below:

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2018 APCML Annual Report

The 2018 APCML Annual Report is now available on this website’s Publications page. The text of the Director’s Report is contained below: It gives me great pleasure to introduce this APCML Annual Report for 2018. The APCML has had another outstanding year of contributing to the better understanding of the role of law in planning […]

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APCML HIGHLIGHTS

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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2017 ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE

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2016 ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE

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2015 ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE

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2013-2014 ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE

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2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE

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