march, 2018

27mar6:00 pm7:30 pmStar Wars? Using Law to prevent the unimaginable6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Event Organized By: AIIA NSW

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The development of satellite technology to enhance the exploration and use of outer

space has continued at a rapid rate ever since the space age began in 1957. Satellites play a vital part of many aspects of daily life.


Satellites are also central to the conduct of armed conflict. Most military leaders regard space-related technology as an integral element of their strategic battle platform. This reflects the changing technological nature of armed conflict, which challenges many aspects of international law, including the regulation of warfare. This is particularly the case with respect to the use of satellite technology. Moreover, the continuing development of this technology challenges the core of the ‘peaceful purposes’ doctrine that underpins the international regulation of outer space.


In this talk, our speaker, Steve Freeland, will reflect on the legal frameworks that might apply to the use of outer space during armed conflict and offer some thoughts about what is required to properly address the issue.

Steven Freeland is Dean of the School of Law and Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, where he specializes in International Criminal Law, Commercial Aspects of Space Law, Public International Law and Human Rights Law. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna; Permanent Visiting Professor at the iCourts, the Danish Centre of Excellence for International Courts, University of Copenhagen; Member of Faculty at the London Institute of Space Policy and Law; Visiting Professor at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole; Adjunct Professor at the University of Adelaide; Associate Member at the Centre for Research in Air and Space Law, McGill University; and a former Marie Curie Fellow (2013-2014). He has been an expert assessor for government research councils in Australia, Canada, The Netherlands, South Africa, and Hong Kong, and has taught at universities in over 20 countries.

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The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000
The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000


(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Glover Cottages

124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000