Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne
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2022 Sir Kenneth Bailey Memorial Lecture co-hosted by the Melbourne Journal of International Law
Throughout history, technological changes have reshaped the character of warfare. In some instances, major developments in military technology have precipitated changes in the law that governs warfare. Over the past decade, major debates about the adequacy of the currently legal regulation of armed conflict have focused on the impact of two technological shifts – the increased autonomy in weapon systems and the proliferation of cyber capabilities.
Despite their interconnectedness, these debates have proceeded in different fora and along rather different trajectories. At the same time, both debates have highlighted the challenges that the international legal system faces when dealing with technological change in the peace and security context. This lecture seeks to provide a general account of the similarities and differences of these two regulatory debates, and what these might mean for the future of the law of armed conflict and arms control law.
Sir Kenneth Bailey Memorial Lecture
The Sir Kenneth Bailey Memorial Lecture honours the fourth Dean of Melbourne Law School, Kenneth Hamilton Bailey, who played a significant part in Australia’s contribution to the formation of the United Nations.
The Melbourne Law School are pleased to co-host this lecture with the Melbourne Journal of International Law.
Join us for a yarn about the work of Traditional Owners seeking to restore key species to Country, including dingo, quoll, emu and native fish. Native animals continue to be persecuted by European settlers because they are seen as an inconvenience. Traditional Owners have deep empathy with their plight.
This yarn is in part about native animals, culture and Country, and restoration. But it’s also about so much more.
The discussion will include
- Amos Atkinson, proud Bangarang, Dja Dja Wurrung, Barrapa Barrapa, Ngiilliam Wurrung, and Wiradjuri man
- Brendan Kennedy, Tati Tati and Wadi Wadi Traditional Owner
- Libby Rumpff, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences
- Terry Walshe, School of Biosciences.
Location: Room G26/27 Ground Floor BioSciences 1 building, The University of Melbourne.