Article 36 Training and Workshops

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IWR conducting ‘Law for AI Basics’ workshop at TASDCRC on 17 May 21


IWR offers a range of in-person and online training options designed to inform State lawyers, Defence industry specialists and academia of the international and domestic legal issues relevant to the development of new weapons, means or methods of warfare, including autonomous capabilities.

Article 36 Workshop for industry: 3 days | Workshop in-person or online

This three-day workshop is aimed at upskilling Defence industry in considerations relevant to conducting weapons reviews, addressing the Geneva Convention Additional Protocol 1 Article 36 Weapons Review requirements, or advising on the design and development of systems to support the conduct of an Article 36 review for a novel or new technology for use by Defence.

Participants will understand the processes and design inputs relevant to the conduct of Article 36 reviews for new or novel weapons, means and methods of war. 

1.  Outline of Australia’s Article 36 review obligation and processes. This day will create awareness for participants of the international law requirements that are the basis for the Article 36 review obligation. They will learn what the project information requirements are to support the conduct of an Article 36 review.

2. Issues specific to Article 36 review of autonomous systems. This day will contextualise international law rules as they apply to programming and design of algorithms in AI systems, with students developing a case study to learn how to identify potential legal issues in system design and development.

3. Article 36 review as part of the Defence Capability Life Cycle. During this last day, students will workshop issues relevant to study, development, study, acquisition, or adoption of a capability, including concepts of interim and final reviews.

 Article 36 Workshop for lawyers: 3 days | Workshop in-person or online            

This three-day workshop is aimed at upskilling legal professionals in the systems and processes relevant to conducting Article 36 reviews, addressing the Geneva Convention Additional Protocol 1 Article 36 Weapons Review requirements, and how to design and development an Article 36 review process for a novel or new technology for use by Defence.

Participants will understand how to conduct of Article 36 reviews for new or novel weapons, means and methods of war. 

They will learn how to create an Article 36 weapon review that addresses contemporary international and domestic law considerations; and what processes represent best practice in the design and implementation of a weapons review program for states.

1.  Outline of Australia’s Article 36 review obligation and processes. This day will create awareness for participants of the international legal standards applicable to the conduct of Article 36 reviews.

2. Issues specific to Article 36 review of autonomous systems. This day will teach students how to apply international law rules to assessing the compliance of an AI systems, with students developing a case study Article 36 review on an AI system.

3. Article 36 review systems. During this last day, students will workshop how to create and implement an Article 36 review system, appropriate to their agency or State needs.  

Bespoke courses:  Contact us to discuss creating a bespoke course tailored to your requirements.

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IWR offers a range of in-person and online training options designed to inform State lawyers, Defence industry specialists and academia of the international and domestic legal issues relevant to the development of new weapons, means or methods of warfare, including autonomous capabilities.

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