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
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 […]
Dr Kate Grady, a Lecturer in Law at SOAS, University of London, has been a visiting scholar at the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law. Kate’s research interests lie predominantly in criminal law, international criminal law, military law, and peace and security. At the Centre, Kate has been working on a research project on the […]
NUS Law and the Melbourne Law School set up a joint research grant to facilitate research cooperation between the two law schools. This research grant is an opportunity to build on existing research collaborations by setting up stronger ties between the institutions – thus furthering high-quality research cooperation in the region. This year, the collaboration […]
DDR has been widely advocated for decades as an essential component of post-conflict peacebuilding. But DDR in practice has generated more questions than answers. Does it work, contributing to post-conflict stabilization and the reintegration of former combatants? Can it work better? What constitutes success? What accounts for failure? Do potential risks outweigh the potential benefits? […]
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 […]
Produced by the US Joint Force, an updated Joint Publication 3-07 ‘Stability’ has been released. Access the document here .
Today Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that legislation will be introduced to overcome an inconsistency between Australia’s domestic legislation and international law. For more details, see here.
THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN NON-INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICT – REVISITING SERDAR MOHAMMED
One of the more controversial cases concerning the UK Human Rights Act is the claim of Serdar Mohammed against the Ministry of Defence. The claimant, who on the assumed facts was a Taliban commander detained by the UK military in Afghanistan for 110 days in 2010, alleges a breach of his right to liberty under […]
The Constitution Transformation Network (ConTransNet) launched its website today: http://law.unimelb.edu.au/constitutional-transformations ConTransNet brings together researchers, practitioners and organisations interested in the phenomenon of constitutional transformation. Constitutional transformation encompasses both the practical phenomenon of constitutional change and conceptual changes in how we understand the very idea of a Constitution itself. The Melbourne Network comprises a core group of scholars […]