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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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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CrisisWatch August 2018 Report

The International Crisis Group’s “CrisisWatch” conflict tracking overview for August 2018 is now available. Deteriorated situations include:  Chad Ethiopia Uganda Zimbabwe Russia/North Caucasus Venezuela Syria Libya Improved situations include:  None Full details are available here.  

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Update: developments in Yemen and Syria

In recent developments relating to the ongoing conflict in Yemen: Foreign Policy reports that the US will continue supporting airstrikes against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Syria. Crisis Group considers whether the Yemen Peace process is returning to life, after experiencing recent difficulties last week as reported by APCML. And in Syria: Foreign Policy reports that the US […]

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Foreign Policy Magazine: “The Future of War”

The Fall 2018 edition of Foreign Policy magazine is devoted to the overarching topic of “the future of war”. Various interesting articles are included in this volume, including: “Food Fight” – suggests that the next major conflict will be fought over fish. “In Cyberwar, There Are No Rules” – argues that the world desperately needs “digital Geneva Conventions” “Why […]

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ICC Bashir Appeal Begins

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. The development is analysed […]

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John Bolton delivers first major speech as National Security Adviser

On Monday 10 September, John Bolton delivered his first major speech as US National Security Adviser  to the Federalist Society. The speech was entitled “Protecting American Constitutionalism and Sovereignty from International Threats”. The full text is available on the Lawfare website here, and a video recording is embedded below. Bolton’s speech was self-described as a major announcement on […]

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2018 Northeast Asia Training Course for IHL Lecturers

The 2018 Northeast Asia Training Course for university lecturers on IHL recently took place from 20 – 22 August in Seoul. The course was co-hosted by the ICRC and the Korea University School of Law, and is designed to develop IHL teaching capacity among law lecturers and professors from Northeast Asian countries. Around 30 university […]

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New ICRC Blog Posts: children in conflict and detention in armed conflicts

Two new posts on the ICRC’s Humanitarian Law & Policy blog deal with the issues of children in conflict and detention in armed conflicts. The first post – “Bombs and Blast Waves: Why Children in Conflict Need Special Care” – is written by Paul Reavley. His overarching question interrogates how we can be better prepared to treat […]

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UN-organised Geneva Consultations on Yemen halt

Last week, UN News reported on the impending commencement of the UN-organised Geneva Consultations on Yemen, designed to bring an end to the years-long conflict. To date, however, the talks appear to have stalled, with the Houthi delegation being either unable or unwilling to attend, despite UN Special Envoy Martin Griffith insisting that the consultations have started. On […]

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“Australia’s Deadliest Soldier: The Killer Commando”

Media company Vice has produced a new documentary on Paul Cale, a former member of the ADF’s 2 Commando Regiment who has developed a model for close-quarter fighting called “integrated close combat” which special forces (including the ADF) around the world have since adopted:  

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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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