Associate Professor David Letts is the Director of the Centre for Military and Security Law at the ANU College of Law.

David’s research interests centre upon the application of legal regimes to military operations, and he has published academic articles and book chapters on topics including military justice, law of the sea, maritime security, the law of naval warfare, international humanitarian law and the legal issues that arise on peacekeeping operations.

David is the co-editor (with Professor Donald Rothwell) of Law of the Sea in South East Asia (Routledge 2020) and (with Professor Rob McLaughlin) of Maritime Operations Law in Practice (forthcoming Routledge 2022). He also recently authored the Australian contribution to the Asia Maritime Transparency Institute’s series of analyses regarding the Conceptualization of “Maritime Security” in Southeast Asia.

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