Archive 2

OP-ED: ‘ISIS COMMITTED GENOCIDE: ARE THE GLOVES OFF?’

Laurie Blank and Geoffrey S. Corn have published an op-ed on CNN.com on Secretary Kerry’s announcement that ISIS is committing genocide and what it means going forward. It can be read here.

NEW UPDATED BOOK ON WEAPONS AND THE LAWS OF ARMED CONFLICT

The Second Edition of Bill Boothby’s Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict has recently been published by OUP. It takes account of technological advances in such diverse fields as cyber warfare, autonomy and automation, biotechnology, incapacitating chemical agents, nanotechnology and metamaterials. It also addresses new international criminal law relating to weapons, notes the adoption […]

NEWS ARTICLE: ‘MARTLAND ACT’ WOULD EMPOWER U.S. TROOPS TO BLOCK SEXUAL ABUSE ON FOREIGN SOIL

This article outlines a bill that Rep. Duncan Hunter plans to introduce to Congress that would force the Defense Department to expand the scope of abuse service members should intervene to stop. The legislation is officially called the Mandating America’s Responsibility to Limit Abuse, Negligence and Depravity, otherwise known as the Martland Act. The article […]

DR WILLIAM BOOTHBY VISITS APCML

Dr William Boothby visited the APCML at Melbourne Law School on 9 March 2016. Dr Boothby very kindly conducted an informal roundtable to allow interested MLS students and staff to discuss their ongoing research. Dr Boothby was previously a senior legal officer in the Royal Air Force and is now a prolific scholar of the law of armed conflict. His most important publications include Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict (OUP, 2009) and The Law of Targeting (OUP, 2012).

LAUNCH OF THE FULL COMMENTARY ON THE FIRST GENEVA CONVENTION

The online launch of the full Commentary on the First Geneva Convention will take place on 22 March. This event is addressed to Permanent Missions, UN agencies, key NGOs and academics based in Geneva. The event will take place at the ICRC’s Humanitarium. The event can be followed via live streaming. For more information and […]

FORMER ICC PRESIDENT: CONTINUE TO SEEK GLOBAL JUSTICE AND CHANGE

Professor Sang-Hyun Song shared his experiences in the role of President of the International Criminal Court with a select Melbourne Law School audience prior to delivering the Sir Ninian Stephen Fellow Lecture on Wednesday night.

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