Public Lecture Invitation | Space Law and Armed Conflict

Date: October 19, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: UWA Law School
Public Event

UWA Law School, in collaboration with Australian Red Cross and the UWA
Defence and Security Institute, invites you to this public lecture on Space Law
and the Regulation of Armed Conflict by Professor Dale Stephens. The talk,
entitled ‘The Law Applicable to Military Activities and Operations in Outer
Space – The Woomera Manual Experience’, will focus on international legal
issues concerning military activities and operations in space, including during
peacetime, times of crisis and situations of armed conflict. It will also include
expert insights from the drafting of the Woomera Manual.

Professor Dale Stephens is a Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide Law School. He has extensive experience and expertise in international law (particularly the law of armed conflict, law of the sea and space law) and has been heavily involved in the drafting of the Woomera Manual. He was admitted to practice in 1989 and is a former Naval Legal Officer. His operational deployments include multiple tours of East Timor and Iraq. Dr Stephens is Director of The University of Adelaide Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics (RUMLAE) and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. He is Chair of the Red Cross’s IHL Advisory Committee in SA. In 2021 he was the recipient of the Red Cross Distinguished Service Award. He is Director of the Adelaide Military Law Program, Chair of the Woomera Project Governance Board (and a participating Editor). He was awarded his Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 2014.

1 Legal CPD point available. Register by 17 October!