Technological change and the evolution of the law of war

21 November 2016 Rain Liivoja

Advances in military technology have led many, including the developers of such technology, to propose new regulation. International lawyers have extensively examined the adequacy of the existing law to address emerging technology, but they have devoted relatively little attention in these analyses to the prior development of the law as a result of, or despite, technological change.

About the author

Rain Liivoja
Melbourne Law School

Dr Rain Liivoja is a Senior Lecturer and Society in Science– Branco Weiss Fellow at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, where he co-directs the Programme on the Regulation of Emerging Military Technologies (PREMT). He is also an Affiliated Research Fellow of the Erik Castre ́n Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki.

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