Skip to main content


The International Law of Military Operations: Mapping the Field

A conference convened by the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War and the University of Exeter

Event details

The aim of the event is to deepen our understanding of the international law of military operations from a comparative and practical perspective.

Military deployments in the territory of other States are subject to a diverse range of rules under international law. In recent years, it has become increasingly common to refer to these rules as ‘operations law’ or the ‘international law of military operations’. Despite the growing popularity of the term, its meaning and utility remain uncertain.

The conference will map the field by focusing on the scope and concept of operations law, its current challenges and future training needs. The event will offer a unique opportunity for legal advisors and others working in the area to engage with world-leading experts from the UK and abroad to debate some of the most pressing legal challenges facing military operations.

Visit the conference site.

Follow #OpLaw for Twitter updates.