Rules of Engagement Student testimonials
Vivienne, who is employed by the Australian Red Cross, lectures on laws of armed conflict and international humanitarian law. Since taking the Rules of Engagement short course at the ANU College of Law, she gained knowledge of how defence forces draft their RoE for combat. She appreciated the practical examples, particularly about RoE drafting and the limitations and allowances afforded to combatants. She would recommend the course to her colleagues in the international humanitarian law department of the Red Cross.
Netta, a Senior Legal Officer chose to study the Rules of Engagement course because reviewing ROE is part of her job, and she wanted some further background and technical information on how RoE are created and used. She learned valuable information about how RoE are drafted, the key parts to an RoE, the key principles of international and domestic law underpinning RoE, the relationship between RoE and policy, and the use of RoE in practice. Netta found the course valuable, not only for reviewing RoE but also in other work related to deployments and the use of force. She has recommended the course to her colleagues at AGD, DFAT and Defence.
After attending the ANU College of Law short course, Rules of Engagement, Pia gained insight into the planning challenges faced in multinational operations and in the drafting of RoE. The course deepened her understanding of the legal complexities of multinational operations and she was able to transfer her learning to others. Pia recommends the course, particularly to those with a legal background or those involved in planning or negotiating multinational operations. “This in-depth course was well-taught and catered to a range of prior knowledge levels. The variety of activities enhanced my learning, particularly the scenario exercises.”