Re-examining the Lotus Case (France v Turkey) (1927)

Professor Douglas Guilfoyle Monash University Date: Thursday 26 July Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm Where: Melbourne Law School, Level 10 Boardroom, 185 Pelham St. Carlton 3053 Register Here Information: Why was the Lotus case litigated? The negligence of the French first officer of the SS Lotus caused the death of eight Turkish nationals, but on putting […]

Humanitarianism and the Remaking of International Law

Humanitarianism and the Remaking of International Law: A Conference hosted by the Laureate Program in International Law Register Here Information The language and logic of humanitarianism occupy an increasingly central place in international law. Humanitarian reason has shaped the ideology, practice, and technologies of international law over the past century, including through the re-description of […]

War in Cities – Launch of the International Review of the Red Cross

Hosted by The ICRC, Australian Red Cross & The Asia-Pacific Centre for Military Law Date: Thursday 22 March Time: 5:30 – 7:00 Where: Melbourne Law School, Rm 920, 185 Pelham St. Carlton 3053 Register – This event is open to the public. In an increasingly urban world, armed conflict and violence has also been […]

Public lecture | UN Peacekeeping Today: Legal Challenges and Uncertainties

The Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law (APCML) was pleased to host Mr Stephen Mathias, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, on his visit to Australia as the 2017 Sir Ninian Stephen Visiting Scholar. Mr Mathias presented a  public lecture at the University of Melbourne on Tuesday 10 October 2017, and a lecture at […]

Bombs or butterflies: Challenges for Military and Security Law in 2017

Tuesday 7 March 2017, 5:30 – 7pm. This opening seminar for 2017, hosted by the Centre for Military and Security Law, will provide a unique opportunity to hear from a panel of Australia’s foremost military and security law experts. CMSL has teamed up with the Asia Paci c Centre for Military Law (Melbourne University), Research […]


Singapore, 20–21 September 2016 A workshop instigated by the APCML and NUS | Law (National University of Singapore). The aim of the workshop is to explore developments in military justice systems in the Asia Pacific region from a comparative perspective. In particular, the workshop will seek to identify and analyse the domestic and international law […]