Associate Professor Rain Liivoja

Associate Professor

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
r.liivoja@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 58830

Overview

Rain Liivoja is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Law School, where he leads the Law and the Future of War research group. Rain also holds the title of Adjunct Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki, where he is affiliated with the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights.

Rain's current research focuses on the legal challenges associated with military applications of science and technology. His broader research and teaching interest include general international law, the law of armed conflict and human rights law. He is the author of Criminal Jurisdiction over Armed Forces Abroad (Cambridge University Press 2017), and a co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of the Law of Armed Conflict (Routledge 2016) and International Law-making: Essays in Honour of Jan Klabbers (Routledge 2013).

Rain is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies (published by Brill/Nijhoff). He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War, and chairs the International Humanitarian Law Advisory Committee of the Australian Red Cross in Queensland.

Before joining the University of Queensland, Rain held academic appointments at the Universities of Melbourne, Helsinki and Tartu. He has been a visiting scholar at Georgetown University, the University of Oxford and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and a visiting lecturer at the Estonian Military Academy and the Riga Graduate School of Law. Rain holds an undergraduate degree in law from the University of Tartu, and a masters and a doctorate in public international law from the University of Helsinki. He completed a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching at the University of Melbourne.

Rain does not teach any courses sponsored by the Confucius Institute or the Ramsay Centre.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in University Teaching, University of Melbourne
  • Licentiate in Laws, University of Helsinki
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki
  • Bachelor of Law, Tartu
  • Doctor of Laws, University of Helsinki

Publications

  • Buchan, Russell, Crawford, Emily and Liivoja, Rain (2020). Editorial. Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, 11 (1) 1-3. doi:10.1163/18781527-01101004

  • Massingham, Eve, McKenzie, Simon and Liivoja, Rain (2020, 05 01). Command in the age of autonomy–unanswered questions for military operations Opinio Juris

  • Liivoja, Rain and Kroes, Marijn C. W. (2020). Memory modification as treatment for PTSD: neuroscientific reality and ethical concerns. Ethics of medical innovation, experimentation, and enhancement in military and humanitarian contexts. (pp. 211-234) edited by Daniel Messelken and David Winkler.Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-36319-2_13

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Liivoja, Rain and Kroes, Marijn C. W. (2020). Memory modification as treatment for PTSD: neuroscientific reality and ethical concerns. Ethics of medical innovation, experimentation, and enhancement in military and humanitarian contexts. (pp. 211-234) edited by Daniel Messelken and David Winkler.Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-36319-2_13

  • Liivoja, Rain, Leins, Kobi and McCormack, Tim (2016). Emerging technologies of warfare. Routledge handbook of the law of armed conflict. (pp. 603-622) edited by Rain Liivoja and Tim McCormack.Abingdon: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203798362.ch35

  • Amstel, Nelleke van and Liivoja, Rain (2016). Private military and security companies. Routledge handbook of the law of armed conflict. (pp. 623-639) edited by Liivoja, Rain and McCormack, Tim.Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203798362.ch36

  • Liivoja, Rain (2016). Trying Civilian Contractors in Military Courts: A Necessary Evil?. Military Justice in The Modern Age. (pp. 81-105) edited by Duxbury, Alison and Groves, Matthew.Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/cbo9781107326330.006

  • Liivoja, Rain (2014). Military justice. The Oxford handbook of criminal law. (pp. 326-349) edited by Markus D. Dubber and Tatjana Hörnle.Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199673599.013.0015

  • Liivoja, Rain and Petman, Jarna (2014). Preface. International law-making. (pp. xl-xlii) edited by Rain Liivoja and Jarna Petman.London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203074879

  • Liivoja, Rain (2013). Competing histories: Soviet war crimes in the Baltic States. The hidden histories of war crimes trials. (pp. 248-266) edited by Kevin Heller and Gerry Simpson.Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671144.003.0012

  • Liivoja, Rain (2013). Law and honor: normative pluralism in the regulation of military conduct. Normative pluralism and international law: exploring global governance. (pp. 143-165) edited by Jan Klabbers and Touko Piiparinen.New York, United States: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139567121.009

  • Liivoja, Rain (2013). Treaties, Custom and Universal Jurisdiction. International Law-making: Essays in Honour of Jan Klabbers. (pp. 298-312) edited by Liivoja, Rain and Petman, Jarna.Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203074879

  • McCormack, Tim and Liivoja, Rain (2012). Australia: regulating private military and security companies. Multilevel regulation of military and security contractors: the interplay between international, European and domestic norms. (pp. 507-526) edited by Christine Bakker and Mirko Sossai.Oxford: Hart Publishing. doi:10.5040/9781472565860.ch-022

  • Liivoja, Rain (2012). Chivalry without a horse: military honour and the modern law of armed conflict. The law of armed conflict: historical and contemporary perspectives. (pp. 75-100) edited by Rain Liivoja and Andres Saumets.Tartu: Tartu University Press.

  • Liivoja, Rain (2010). Correspondents' reports: Estonia. Yearbook of international humanitarian law: 2010. (pp. 478-490) edited by M.N. Schmitt, Louise Arimatsu and Tim McCormack.The Hague, Netherlands: T.M.C. Asser Press.

  • Leino, Jani and Liivoja, Rain (2010). Correspondents' reports: Finland. Yearbook of international humanitarian law: 2010. (pp. 480-485) edited by M.N. Schmitt, Louise Arimatsu and Tim McCormack.The Hague, Netherlands: T.M.C. Asser Press.

  • Liivoja, Rain and Miluna, Ieva (2010). Correspondents' reports: Latvia. Yearbook of international humanitarian law: 2010. (pp. 571-581) edited by M.N. Schmitt, Louise Arimatsu and Tim McCormack.The Hague, Netherlands: T.M.C. Asser Press.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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