Law and the Future of War

The face of war is changing. Contemporary and potential future conflicts involve new domains of warfare, irregular actors, novel capabilities and new tactics. Advances in technology drive or facilitate much of this evolution in warfare.

Law and the Future of War Research Group investigates the diverse ways in which law constrains, enables or ignores technological change in the context of national and global security. We focus particularly on the legal challenges posed by autonomous functions of military platforms, systems and weapons.


Former research assistants

Julius Moller (2019)
Samara Cassar (2019)

Research Papers


Rain Liivoja

Being More than You Can Be: Enhancement of Warfighters and the Law of Armed Conflict

April 2020


Tim McFarland The Concept of Autonomy July 2020