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Emerging Technologies of Warfare

2016
Authors: Rain Liivoja, Kobi Leins and Tim McCormack, in Rain Liivoja & Tim McCormack (eds)
Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict

Emerging Technologies of Warfare

Rain Liivoja & Tim McCormack (eds), Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict (Routledge, 2016) 603–622
U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 721

25 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2015 Last revised: 12 Sep 2016

Rain Liivoja
School of Law, University of Queensland

Kobi Leins
University of Melbourne, Law School, Students

Tim McCormack
University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: October 25, 2015

 

Abstract

This chapter addresses some of the key legal implications and regulatory challenges arising from the military applications of advanced and emerging technologies. The chapter begins with information technology and the notion of ‘cyber warfare’. It then turns to robotics, specifically remotely controlled, automated and autonomous military systems, and finally considers nanotechnology. The chapter concludes with a brief reflection on the formal legal review of new means and methods of warfare in the context of emerging technologies of warfare.

Keywords: warfare, military affairs, armed conflict

JEL Classification: K00, K33, K39

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