Modern technological development has been both rapid and fundamentally transformative of the means and methods of warfare, and of the broader environment in which warfare is conducted. In many cases, technological development has been stimulated by, and dedicated to, addressing military requirements. On other occasions, technological developments outside the military sphere affect or inform the conduct of warfare and military expectations. The introduction of new technologies such as information technology, space technologies, nanotechnology and robotic technologies into our civil life, and into warfare, is expected to influence the application and interpretation of the existing rules of the law of armed conflict.
"This book records the outcomes of a forum held at the Australian National University in September 2012"--Page vii.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction:Conundrum of new technologies in the law of armed conflict /Robert McLaughlin and Hitoshi Nasu The legal challenges of new technologies : an overview /William H. Boothby Ethical challenges of new military technologies /Stephen Coleman Legal review of new technology weapons /Damian P. Copeland Where do cyber hostilities fit in the international law maze? /William H. Boothby Geography, territory and sovereignty in cyber warfare /David Midson Military strategic use of outer space /Duncan Blake The law applicable to military strategic use of outer space /Duncan Blake Nanotechnology and the law of armed conflict /Hitoshi Nasu Anticipating the biological proliferation threat of nanotechnology : challenges for international arms control regimes /Margaret E. Kosal Nanotechnology and military attacks on photosynthesis /Thomas Faunce Unmanned aerial vehicles : do they pose legal challenges? /Ian Henderson and Bryan Cavanagh Examining autonomous weapon systems from a law of armed conflict perspective /Jeffrey S. Thurner Unmanned naval vehicles and the law of naval warfare /Robert McLaughlin Conclusion:Challenges of new technologies for the law of armed conflict /Hitoshi Nasu and Robert McLaughlin.
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The Hague : Asser Press ; Berlin : Springer, 2014.