Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Multinational Operations and the Law
Greetings from the Australian Launch of 'Multinational Operations and the Law' at Australian National University House in Canberra. Unfortunately the International Review of the Red Cross being launched was not available, even in electronic form. The issues of the law of international armed conflict may seem very esoteric, but this effects people's lives. As an example, the International Criminal Court has to determine what is an international armed conflict (and so they have jurisdiction), or not. Just because troops from a third country are involved, that does not make it an international conflict. I asked the expert panel if international law was adequate to cyber-warfare and they seemed to think it did. cope with Also ANU will host a conference on the "Strategic Corporal Re-visited: Challenges for combatants in twenty-first century warfare" in August 2014.