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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Call for Papers: 2019 Lieber Society Baxter Prize

The American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict is now calling for papers for the 2019 Richard R. Baxter Military Writing Prize. The Baxter Prize is open to authors from around the world, provided they are a member of the regular or reserve armed forces, and recognises a paper […]

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US Department of Defence 2018 Cyber Security Strategy Summary released

This Summary was released on 18 September 2018, and marks the DoD’s first formal cyber strategy document in 3 years. Various analysis has been provided by War on the Rocks and Lawfare. The next day, the White House also released its own National Cyber Strategy – see here. Critical analysis is provided by Foreign Policy.  In related news, War on the […]

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Japanese Military Reform on the Horizon

The East Asia Forum reported last week that Japanese military reform and defence capability upgrades will likely increase in coming years, and suggests that Japan may seek to establish a formal defence treaty with Australia. See also this related article (from the same website) considering whether Japan and China can move beyond a tactical detente in relations, […]

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“Can Exercise Kakadu Keep Countries from Conflict?”

Recent analysis from Asia & The Pacific Policy Society considers whether Australia’s recently-concluded multinational Exercise Kakadu can help keep countries in the India-Pacific region from conflict. A related podcast from the same website considers South China Sea strategy, naval security and the changing balance of power in regional orders this week. There is also a related lecture […]

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East Asia Forum: “ASEAN Needs to Unify its Counter-Terrorism Strategy”

A new article on the East Asia Forum suggests that ASEAN needs to address the significant security risks posed (inter alia) by returning ISIS combatants, as the terrorist organisation continues to lose ground in Iraq and Syria and faces likely wipeout in the impending Battle of Idlib. Relatedly, a recent article from Foreign Policy queries whether it is time to […]

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War on the Rocks: “How India Will React to the Rise of China”

A new article published by War on the Rocks – as part of its broader “Southern (Dis)comfort” series on Southern Asia – contemplates whether Sino-Indian relations will develop into a new rivalry akin to that of India/Pakistan, or transform into a relationship of friendly competition and mutual accommodation. The article concludes: To counter China effectively, the United States, […]

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New ICRC blog posts: the Montreux Document and prohibitions on nuclear weapons

Two new posts on the ICRC’s Humanitarian Law & Policy blog commemorate the anniversaries of the Montreux Document and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The first post is written by Tilman Rodenhäuser and Jonathan Cuénoud, and marks the 1o-year anniversary of the Montreux Document on Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs). It suggests that PMSCs […]

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Chatham House Expert Comment: Bolton’s ICC attack may backfire

A new expert comment on the Chatham House website by Max du Plessis SC analyses the recent speech by US National Security Adviser John Bolton, and suggests that it may actually strengthen support for the ICC from other states. The speech was self-described as a major announcement on US policy towards the ICC, as previously […]

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New EJIL: Talk! blog post on Jordan’s ICC Bashir Appeal

On Monday 10 September, the ICC Appeals Chamber began its hearings in Jordan’s appeal against the Pre-Trial Chamber’s decision that Jordan failed to comply with its obligations under the Rome Statute by failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir when he visited Jordan in 2017 to attend the Arab League Summit. A new EJIL: Talk! blog post […]

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Rain Liivoja featured on The Conversation

APCML Academic Member Rain Liivoja was recently featured on The Conversation, writing on the topic: “Why it’s so hard to reach an international agreement on killer robots”. His article discusses the recent failure to reach a ban on lethal autonomous weapons systems at the Group of Governmental Experts meeting in Geneva, and examines the difficult reasons […]

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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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