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 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/war-in-cities-launch-of-the-international-review-of-the-red-cross-tickets-43636505964 This event is open to the public. In an increasingly urban world, armed conflict and violence has also been […]

New Publication: Muggleton on the Law of Non-International Armed Conflict

The APCML is please to announce the publication of Muggleton on the Law of Non-International Armed Conflict.   Muggleton on the Law of Non-International Armed Conflict is a detailed study of the law applicable to non-international armed conflict. Dr Paul Muggleton commenced the project as he was concerned that the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq were reshaping the narratives regarding […]

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal/ ECCC: achievements and legacies

Located in Phnom Penh, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (or Khmer Rouge Tribunal) was established to bring to justice ‘senior leaders and those most responsible’ for crimes committed in Cambodia during Khmer Rouge rule (1975-1979). Over the last 10+ years, the tribunal has opened investigations into five cases, completed three trials and sentenced three individuals to life imprisonment. […]

Dr Stephen Mathias on ‘UN Peacekeeping Today: Legal Challenges and Uncertainties’

Visiting MLS as the the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law 2017 Sir Ninian Stephen Scholar in October, UN Secretary–General for Legal Affairs, Dr Stephen Mathias gave a public lecture on the topic ‘UN Peacekeeping Today: Legal Challenges and Uncertainties’   In his lecture, Dr Mathias considered the multidimensional nature of UN peacekeeping operations, which […]

Call for Submissions: Francis Lieber Prize 2018

The American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict awards the Francis Lieber Prize to the authors of publications that the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and armed conflict.  Both monographs and articles (including chapters in books of essays) are eligible for consideration — the prize […]

Vale Sir Ninian Stephen

Vale Sir Ninian Stephen Patron of the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law, 2003 -2017 The Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law (APCML) staff and members were saddened to hear about the passing of the Right Honourable Sir Ninian Stephen KG AK GCMG GCVO KBE KStJ PC QC, aged 94. Sir Ninian held many eminent […]

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 […]