Call for Papers: ‘The Role of Human Rights Mechanisms in Implementing IHL’

The Geneva Academy of IHL and Human Rights is currently seeking proposals for an upcoming conference that addresses the role of human rights mechanisms in implementing IHL. “Proposals should focus on how human rights mechanisms could increase their impact on the respect of IHL and how the related risks can be reduced or avoided”.  The relevant deadlines […]

2019 Sir Ninian Stephen Visiting Scholar Public Lecture

The APCML is pleased to extend an invitation to the 2019 Sir Ninian Stephen Visiting Scholar Public Lecture Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmWhere: Melbourne Law School, Theatre G08, 185 Pelham Street Carlton VIC 3053Register: please click here International Law: Art, Science or Alchemy? Sir Christopher Greenwood, GBE, CMG, QC International […]

‘NATO Just Turned 70 and it’s Showing Its Age’

A Washington Post article republished last week by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace suggests that the alliance is “ill-equipped” to cope with today’s range of global security threats: […] it is becoming increasingly clear that the alliance today is ill-equipped to deal with myriad complex threats. NATO’s political leaders refuse to counter the real […]

PREMT Legal Review of Weapons now available

The Program on the Regulation of Emerging Military Technologies (PREMT) has released a new study recording those States which conduct weapons reviews under Article 36 of Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions. The study provides a general overview of these practices and links to supporting legal instruments and is available below:

“UN Peacekeeping, NATO and the UDHR at 70”

At the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law last week, a roundtable was held on general issues of contemporary security governance. The roundtable was asked: “Have they [UN Peacekeeping, NATO and the UDHR] failed to deliver on their original promise or have they adapted effectively to contemporary global realities? Is their […]

International Law Studies: New Articles

International Law Studies is a professionally edited, peer-reviewed journal of the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law. It is the oldest international law publication in the United States, and serves as a forum for prominent scholars and military practitioners to publish articles contributing to international law and military affairs. The following articles recently […]

‘Collision Avoidance: The Lessons of US and Russian Operations in Syria’

A new paper published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace examines the evolution of US-Russian military deconfliction efforts in Syria, within the broader context of managing future diplomatic relations between the two States. The authors, Andrew S. Weiss and Nicole Ng, identify and analyse Russia’s previous attempts to create dangerous situations in the air […]

‘The Pacific Pivot and Australia’s Second NAP on WPS’

This ASPI piece follows Australia’s recent consultations for its second National Action Plan (“NAP”) on Women, Peace and Security (“WPS”). The author, Susan Harris Rimmer, argues that that Australia’s next NAP offers an opportunity to pursue meaningful partnerships with Pacific neighbours, which can in turn help provide better outcomes for women in conflict and disaster-affected […]