In what government negotiator Humberto de la Calle called a “highly important act”, yesterday afternoon, the government of Colombia and the FARC-EP moved one step closer to a final peace agreement.
How important is international law to Australia’s security strategy? What are the international law challenges for Australia’s national security strategy? How will this strategy be implemented? What does this mean for Australian military international policy? These were some of the questions dealt with at the Defence@Melbourne Seminar presented by Group Captain Ric Casagrande, RAAF, CSM, which […]
NEW BOOK PUBLISHED: ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF THE LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT EDITED BY RAIN LIIVOJA AND TIM MCCORMACK (ROUTLEDGE)
The law of armed conflict is a key element of the global legal order yet it finds itself in a state of flux created by the changing nature of warfare and the influences of other branches of international law. The Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict provides a unique perspective on the field […]
NEW BOOK PUBLISHED: STRENGTHENING THE RULE OF LAW THROUGH THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL EDITED BY JEREMY FARRALL AND HILARY CHARLESWORTH (ROUTLEDGE)
The UN Security Council formally acknowledged an obligation to promote justice and the rule of law in 2003. This volume examines the extent to which the Council has honoured this commitment when exercising its powers under the UN Charter to maintain international peace and security. It discusses both how the concept of the rule of […]
The New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States has been independently reviewed by the NYU Center on International Cooperation. The report can be read here.
Military lawyers from Asia and the Pacific recently attended a Regional Military Lawyers’ Operational Law Course, conducted by the ICRC in partnership with the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law at Melbourne Law School. Topics included: the use of force in international law, legal classifications of situations of violence, detention, means and methods of warfare, […]
The American Society of International Law held its 2016 AGM from March 30 to April 2, 2016. ASIL has made select videos from the sessions available to the public. These include the keynote address delivered by Mr. Brian Egan, Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, which provides a detailed account of the U.S. […]
The UN Secretary-General has released a report which provides data on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the United Nations system for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2015 and information on measures being taken to strengthen the Organization’s response to sexual exploitation and abuse in the areas of prevention, enforcement and […]
PANEL DISCUSSION: ‘U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE NEW U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE LAW OF WAR MANUAL’
This panel discussion dealt with the topic of the new U.S. Department of Defence Law of War Manual. The three main issues discussed were: whether the Manual represents a shift in U.S. doctrine and practice, reactions to the Manual from other governments, and the broader impact the Manual may have on international law. Read a […]
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