Joanna Jarose

Joanna Jarose

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Joanna is an HDR candidate within the Adelaide Law School. Her PhD project examines the potential strengthening of civilian protections in the customary Law of Naval Warfare since the late 1970s, due to the informal transposition of the limitations applied solely to conflict affecting land targets by Section I, Part IV of Additional Protocol I.

Joanna graduated from the honours degree of Bachelor of Laws in December 2023, with first class honours and a University Medal. She was the recipient of numerous undergraduate prizes, including the Angas Parsons Prize for most meritorious honours graduate and the Stow Medal. Her honours thesis, which examined the inchoate protective potential of the largely-disregarded Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, has been accepted for publication by the American Journal of International Law in the June 2024 issue.

She has been a researcher for the Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics since September 2021, with involvement in numerous projects spanning the whole range of that unit's focus interests. Her work for RUMLAE has covered areas including international humanitarian law, the law of naval warfare, space law, cyber and influence operations, current and historical Australian military law, and protection of cultural and environmental objects during armed conflict. She was co-rapporteur for the State consultation process for the draft Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations, held in the Hague in June 2022. She is also a committee member for the South Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Committee, and an Associate Editor for the Adelaide Law Review.

Joanna's PhD project examines the potential development of the customary Law of Naval Warfare due to the rise of Additional Protocol I civilian protections in the land context. The bulk of targeting limitations and civilian protections are provided in Section I of Part IV of Additional Protocol I. However, despite specification within Art 49(3) of Additional Protocol I that such protections would not apply to ship-to-ship or ship-to-air warfare, a clear delineation of this kind has not been maintained either by academic projects (such as the San Remo Manual) or by States. Joanna seeks to examine how the customary Law of Naval Warfare has changed since the late 1970s and, in particular, the impact this has on the exercise of belligerent rights such as visit and search.


  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Jarose, J. (2023). Reconsidering the Definition of 'Attack' and 'Damage' in Cyber Operations During Armed Conflict: Emerging Subsequent State Practice. Adelaide Law Review, 44(2), 317-338.
    2023 Jarose, J. (2023). Optional and Ill-Defined? Reconsidering Strict and Qualified Neutrality in Light of State Responses to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine. Adelaide Law Review, 44(2), 638-651.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2024 Stubbs, M., Stephens, D., Neef, R., & Jarose, J. (2024). The Space Traffic Management Regime We Need — and How Defence Can Shape It.

Course Coordinator and Lecturer for Introduction to Australian Law - semester 1, 2024

Sessional Lecturer for the Law of Naval Warfare, LTM-3 Operations Law, and International Humanitarian Law & Advocacy - semester 1, 2024

International Student Support Tutor - full year, 2023

  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2024 - ongoing Secretary SA Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Committee South Australian Red Cross Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2024 - ongoing Associate Editor Adelaide Law Review Australia

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