The Rules-based Maritime Order

The Rules-Based Maritime Order

What does the international rules-based order mean to maritime affairs, and is that order under threat? Under this theme researchers within the Maritime Security Research Group consider the role of international law in public diplomacy and diplomatic argument, how legal argument can be used to bolster (or attack) the legitimacy of policies, and the strategies which may be deployed to try to change ‘the rules of game’.

Relevant publications by MSRG members to date include: Shirley V. Scott and Lucia Oriana, Australian Journal of International Affairs (`The History of Australian Legal Opposition to Japanese Antarctic Whaling’) and Douglas Guilfoyle, International Affairs (‘The Rule of Law and Maritime Security: Understanding Lawfare in the South China Sea’).