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

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Rain Liivoja

TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland; Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki

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

Suggested Citation

Liivoja, Rain and Leins, Kobi and McCormack, Tim, Emerging Technologies of Warfare (October 25, 2015). 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, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2679669

Rain Liivoja (Contact Author)

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Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki ( email )

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Kobi Leins

University of Melbourne, Law School, Students ( email )

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Tim McCormack

University of Melbourne - Law School ( email )

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