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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Danish Ministry of Defence Military Manual

Denmark’s military manual on the international law relevant to Danish armed forces in international operations has recently been translated into English. The Manual provides the Danish Defence Force with a comprehensive perspective for understanding relevant obligations under international law when Danish soldiers participate in international operations. It includes chapters on: The International Military Operation; Overview […]

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LAWS: Recent Developments

A new post on the Lawfare website summarises recent developments on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (“LAWS”) in the lead-up to the next UN Group of Experts meeting on 25 – 29 March 2019. The post provides a brief background to LAWS, details recent global developments, gives highlights from the last Group of Experts meeting in […]

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The Month in WPS: February 2019

In advance of International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March last week, ASPI published its monthly update on Women, Peace and Security (“WPS”), which features various news items of significance from around the world. In particular: Germany, in conjunction with other States, recently held an Arria-formula meeting at the UN to discuss accountability for sexual […]

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“Equal Treatment for Women in State Armed Forces”

A recent post on the ICRC’s Humanitarian Law & Policy blog by Helen Durham and Vanessa Murphy examines the requirement for equal treatment of women in the military. The authors analyse the relevant rules of IHL governing the treatment of female combatants, and identify three corresponding planning obligations for military medical services. In particular, they […]

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ASPI Launch: Election Special Report

In the lead-up to each Australian federal election, ASPI releases a special report containing essays which examine key strategic, defence and strategy challenges and offer policy recommendations. The 2019 report was launched last week on 26 February in Canberra, and is available below. It contains 30 short essays by authors such as Lisa Sharland, Peter […]

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Trump Signs Space Policy Directive 4

President Trump recently signed Space Policy Directive 4, which formally creates the previously announced US Space Force by endorsing the Department of Defense to submit a request to Congress for the creation of this new branch of the armed forces. A helpful analysis of this development is available from the Centre for Strategic and International […]

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“The Imperative of Integrating a Gender Perspective into Military Operations”

A recent article for ASPI by Susan Hutchinson and Nathan Bradney considers Australia’s continuing work on its second National Action Plan for the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (“WPS”) agenda. In particular, the authors argue that Australia’s intelligence organisations need to take on a greater responsibility for implementing WPS: Relatedly, this New York […]

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NZDF Law of Armed Conflict manual

The updated Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) manual, prepared by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), has recently been published and is now available.  The manual is designed for use by the NZDF, and provides the basis for the content of all NZDF LOAC training. It prescribes orders implementing New Zealand’s LOAC obligations, and provides […]

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Sir Adam Roberts KCMG FBA on ‘Foundational Myths in the Laws of War: The 1863 Lieber Code, and the 1864 Geneva Convention’

Visiting MLS as the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law 2019 Sir Ninian Stephen Scholar, Sir Adam Roberts KCMG FBA Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford will give a public lecture on the topic ‘Foundational Myths in the Laws of War: The 1863 Lieber Code, and the 1864 Geneva Convention’ Date: […]

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APCML Conference: Respecting Military Law

The APCML is pleased to announce that it is hosting a 2-day conference entitled Respecting Military Law. Dates: 12 & 13 March Where: University House, Woodward, Melbourne Law School, Level 10, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053 Register: click here Program: click here The purpose of the conference is for academics, researchers, and practitioners to […]

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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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