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2017 Rules of Engagement Workshop

The APCML military node at Victoria Barracks, Sydney hosted 33 participants, mostly foreign students, for a residential workshop on Rules of Engagement from 17 – 21 July 2017. The workshop focused on the development and drafting of Rules of Engagement for a wide range of military operations. Participants were a mix of Legal Officers and […]

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The U.S. Airstrike After the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria: National Interest, Humanitarian Intervention, or Enforcement Against War Crimes?

The U.S. Airstrike After the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria: National Interest, Humanitarian Intervention, or Enforcement Against War Crimes? by Mika Hayashi This article by Mika Hayashi, published by the American Society of International Law, analyses the legal consequences of the chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria, reported on April 4, 2017.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities at Melbourne Law School

There are two postdoctoral fellowship opportunities currently available at Melbourne Law School: the University of Melbourne’s McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Melbourne Law School Postdoctoral Fellowship. Melbourne Law School Postdoctoral Fellowship The MLS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is designed to support talented, recent doctoral graduates in law to establish and consolidate their research careers and contribute […]

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Call for Papers: Fifth International Criminal Law Workshop

The Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law at the Melbourne Law School is pleased to host the fifth International Criminal Law Workshop on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th of September 2017.   The theme of the workshop will be: ‘Where are we now? Looking Forward to the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute’.   In keeping with our […]

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The Future of ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policies in Peacekeeping

The Future of ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policies in Peacekeeping Melbourne Law School, Level 9, Room 920 | 185 Pelham St. Carlton This workshop will revisit the UN Secretary-General’s 2003 Bulletin (SGB) which elaborated a policyof ‘zero tolerance’ of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff in peace operations. The regulatory impact of the Bulletin has been […]

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CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 2017 LIEBER SOCIETY RICHARD R. BAXTER MILITARY WRITING PRIZE

Since 2007, the Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict, an interest group of the American Society of International Law, has annually recognized a paper that significantly enhances the understanding and implementation of the law of war. The Richard R. Baxter Military Prize is awarded for exceptional writing in English by an active member […]

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APCML DIRECTOR PRESENTS PAPER

Associate Professor Bruce Oswald presented a paper on peacekeeping at the Swedish Defence College, Stockholm on 5 Dec 2016.

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PLENARY MEETING OF THE GLOBAL COALITION TO COUNTER-ISIL

Ambassadors and ‎senior diplomatic representatives from the 68-member Global Coalition to Counter ISIL gathered today for a plenary session at the Department of State to review the status of our global campaign to defeat this terrorist organization. They welcomed Libya as the most recent member of the Coalition, while noting the progress Libya has made […]

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ICRC VISITS MELBOURNE TO MARK THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST GENEVA CONVENTION UPDATED COMMENTARY

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) legal adviser Jean-Marie Henckaerts recently delivered a lecture at Melbourne Law Schoo to mark the launch of the updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention. A summary of the event can be found here

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THE OBLIGATION TO RESPECT AND ENSURE RESPECT OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW IN CONTEMPORARY CONFLICTS

When: 8 November | 1:00 – 2:00PM Where: Melbourne Law School | Room 224 | Level 2 | 185 Pelham St, Carlton Today’s wars are marked by widespread disrespect for the laws that govern fighting, with hospitals attacked, cultural property destroyed and civilians displaced in their millions. In order to reduce the enormous suffering that […]

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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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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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