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Dr Sascha Dov Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law and Extraordinary Associate Professor in War Studies (Swedish Defence University) will speak to Members of Qatar Armed Forces and Qatar Embassy in London about Hybrid Warfare within the GCC context. He will be joined by Brig (rtd) Anthony Paphiti (UK) and Prof Hakan Gunneriusson from the Swedish Defence University. The event will touch upon various fields of interest associated with Hybrid Warfare such as Lawfare, Information Operations and how particular vulnerabilities can be exploited. This activity is taking place as part of the wider project on Hybrid Warfare by Sascha Dov Bachmann in collaboration with colleagues from the UK, NATO, Sweden, South Africa and Qatar.
Dr Sascha Dov Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law and Extraordinary Associate Professor in War Studies (Swedish Defence University) visits the Qatar Armed Forces to speak about his work on Hybrid Warfare and the use of law in defensive and offensive operations.
He was invited by the prestigious Joaan Bin Jassim Command and Staff College which has close ties to King’s College London to discuss emerging threat issues in the Gulf region and potential countermeasures.
Sascha will highlight the role of law fare as a potential counter measure and built on his work undertaken on the subject jointly with colleagues from NATO, the Swedish Defence College and the UK Army.
Dr Sascha-Dominik Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law (Bournemouth University, UK) and extraordinary Associate Professor in War Studies (Swedish Defence University, SWE) jointly with Andres Mosquera, Director Legal Advisor to NATO’s Commander of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) had their written evidence accepted for publication by the UK Parliament’s Defence Sub-Committee.
The submission titled Russian Law fare Capabilities As A Threat To The Arctic discusses the use of lawfare (abuse of the rule of law) to achieve strategic objectives. It can be viewed at the Defence Committee’s website and here.
Dr Sascha Dov Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law and Extraordinary Associate Professor in War Studies (Swedish Defence University) will present a paper on environmental threats, hybrid warfare and law fare at the seminar “The Impact of Armed Conflict on the Environment and Natural Resources: A Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 Perspective” at the University of West of England.
This interactive seminar, organised by the University of West of England (UWE) Environmental Law Unit and partially funded by the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) and UWE Centre for Applied Legal Research, will take place from 10.45am-4.30pm.
Speakers will present their views on particular sub-topics related to the Armed Conflict, the Environment, Natural Resources and SDG 16. Each speaker will have 20 minutes to present their views followed by comments from discussants (staff members of the Law School) and a Q&A session with the audience.
- Professor Karen Hulme, University of Essex
- Doug Weir, Toxic Remnants of War Project, Manchester
- Dr Sascha-Dominik Bachmann, University of Bournemouth
- Professor Jona Razzaque, UWE, Bristol
Refreshments during registration and lunch are provided and the event is free to attend.
Registration at: http://uwe.formstack.com/forms/impact_of_armed_conflict
Dr Sascha Dov Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law (BU) and War Studies (FHS) has been invited by the Commandant of NATO School Oberammergau as a guest lecturer to present on his ongoing work on hybrid warfare and its legal implications. Sascha will present at NATO School’s Senior Officer Policy Course which is the flagship course for Senior Officers from the ranks of Colonel to Major General.
BU represented by Associate Professor in International Law (BU) and War Studies (FHS) Sascha Dov Bachmann and colleagues from the Swedish Defence University sucessfully started a project titled ”A European Network on Hybrid Warfare Capabilities” in London on 7-8 December 2016. The project aims at bringing researchers and professionals from various disciplines together to discuss the origins, nature and opportunities of Hybrid Warfare and how own vulnerabilities can be identified and reduced. The work is generously funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (grant no: F16-1240:1) with planned activities to take place during 2017.
For more information on the subject see http://remotecontrolproject.org/interview-sascha-dov-bachmann/.
Dr Sascha Dov Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law (BU) and War Studies (FHS), has been appointed as reviewer to The Estonian Research Council (ETAg) to contribute his expertise to the evaluation of Mobilitas Pluss top researcher grant applications.
ETAg is the sole provider of financing for basic research in Estonia, both for research teams and individual researchers, on the basis of open public competition.
Mobilitas Pluss is a researcher mobility programme co-funded from the European Regional Development Fund (http://www.etag.ee/en/funding/programmes/mobilitas-pluss/). The top researcher funding scheme seeks research applications of the highest international calibre.
Associate Professor in International Law (BU) and War Studies (FHS) Sascha Dov Bachmann just returned from Johannesburg where he presented on Hybrid War and Lawfare at the 1st International Military Law Conference in South Africa. A great experience and and from a media point of view as well as from a BU research point of view the conference and its coverage in the regional African and international media were a full success.
The reference below is taken from the official SA Government Media release and was taken up by various media sites inside the African Union and abroad: the UK, US, Ghana,Kenya, Sudan, NZ etc and reads as follows:
“The rest of the first day (under the sub-theme International Military Law) unpacked issues relating to the permissible and legal use of armed force by States, and the legal rules governing soldiers during such armed conflicts. Professor Sascha-Dominik Bachmann of Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom presented a paper setting out the implications of so-called “hybrid war” and the offensive and defensive use of “lawfare” (the use of litigation for political purposes aimed at impacting a State’s military operations). ”
defenceWeb – Africa’s leading defence news portal summarizes the objectives of the conference as:
The conference theme of “contemporary military law” was explored with sub-themes relating to international military law, human rights law, operational law and administration of military justice.
The objectives of the conference – to raise public awareness of the importance of military law in a democracy and to stimulate interest in academic research in this specialised field of public law to strengthen the development of South African military law – were successfully met with a number of international and local academics and military professionals presenting research papers, according to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).
The conference was officially opened by SA National Defence Force Chief, General Solly Shoke. In his opening address he welcomed the opportunity provided by the conference for South African military lawyers to benchmark local approaches with that of other armed forces. He also expressed the wish for the conference to provide a basis for evaluating whether any amendments to military and other legislation may be necessary to empower commanders to instil and maintain military discipline.
Dr Sascha Dov Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law and Extraordinary Associate Professor in War Studies (Swedish Defence University) will present his work on Hybrid War and law fare in the 21st Century at SANDF’s First International Conference on Military Law, in Pretoria from 1 to 3 November.
The objective of the conference is to expose and bring awareness to the South African public in general and academia in particular on the importance of Military Law within a country’s legal system.
South Africa is among the leading countries in contributing military personnel and major equipment for peace missions in pursuance of its policy to promote peace and stability in the continent. The country’s important role in mediation to end conflicts, has earned it a good standing, reputation and respect among the community of nations.
As an active participant in international structures, South Africa raises the interests of the African continent and other developing countries. Since it plays a meaningful role for the success of the region and the continent, it is incumbent that it stays afloat in every spectrum possible including the development and application of Military Law.
Furthermore here at home, the community at large; to some extent the Military community; academia and jurors alike seem not to be aware of the relevance, extent and application of Military Law.
The Conference will be opened by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans the Honourable Minister N.N. Mapisa-Nqakula. The Key Note Speaker will be our former Chief Justice, Justice Sandile Ngcobo.
Sascha Dov Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law and Extraordinary Associate Professor in War Studies (Swedish Defence University) http://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/display/sbachmann will present his work on Hybrid War and its legal implications at NATO School Oberammergau. The presentation is a keynote presentation on the subject to their Senior Officer Policy Course which is the ‘flagship course’ at NATO School and runs two iterations per year. The aim of the course is to provide senior NATO personnel (Colonel and above) with an evaluation of NATO’s current and future security environment.” http://www.natoschool.nato.int/Academics/Resident-Courses/Course-Catalogue/Course-description?ID=32.
BU Centre for Conflict, Rule of Law and Society (CRoLS)’s Head, Sascha Dov Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law and Extraordinary Dosent in War Studies (Swedish Defence University) http://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/display/sbachmann to chair panel on Hybrid War at this year’s Operational Law Conference http://www.opslaw.co.uk/.
The conference is co-hosted by Exeter Law School, International Society for Military Law and the Law of War, the British red Cross and BU’s CRoLS http://www.opslaw.co.uk/#hosts.
Dr Sascha Dov Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law, FMC, and Extraordinary Associate Professor in War Studies, FHS, will present on Russian Information Operations in Ukraine during NATO’s EUCOM/SHAPE International Legal Conference (2016)
“The Legal Aspects of the National Security Response to Russian Aggression”. The event brings together 100 experts who are to dicsuss the legal aspects of Russia’s aggressive politics in Eastern Europe. Sascha will reflect on his ongoing work on Hybrid Warfare, http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/defence-committee/russia-implications-for-uk-defence-and-security/written/28402.html, http://www.ajol.info/index.php/smsajms/article/view/117421 and https://www.researchgate.net/publication/277953401_RUSSIA’S_HYBRID_WARFARE_IN_THE_EAST_USING_THE_INFORMATION_SPHERE_AS_INTEGRAL_TO_HYBRID_WARFARE?_iepl[viewId]=5SEnEq26z9n23PZ8z1IVu0EN&_iepl[contexts]=timeline&_iepl[data][activityData][activityId]=277953401&_iepl[data][activityData][activityType]=Publication&_iepl[data][activityData][activityTimestamp]=1434326400&_iepl[data][viewType]=self&_iepl[interactionType]=publicationClickThrough.
Sascha Dov Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law, FMC, has been made Extraordinary Visiting Professor (AP) in War Studies at the Swedish Defence University (FHS). This appointment recognizes his contribution to the work of the Department of Military Studies at FHS on the subject of Hybrid War and Hybrid Threats. He continues to collaborate with colleagues from Sweden, Germany and NATO on the subject.
Written evidence submitted by Brigadier (Rtd) Anthony Paphiti, former ALS officer and Visiting Researcher at BU’s CRoLS and Dr Sascha Dov Bachmann, Associate Professor in International Law and Visiting Research Fellow at the Swedish Defence University, Stockholm, to Parliament’s Defence Select Committee has been published and can be viewed at the Defence Committee’s website.
Russia: implications for UK defence and security inquiry
Accepting written submissions. The deadline for submission of written evidence has been extended for three weeks until 8 March
Scope of the inquiry
The House of Commons Defence Select Committee will be conducting an inquiry into Russian defence policy and the implications of this for UK defence and security.
The submitted evidence is the result of some ongoing collaborations on various aspects of Hybrid Warfare and its impact on Media, Law, Society undertaken by Sascha Dov Bachmann and colleagues from Exeter, Stockholm, NATO and Austria. More information on these collaborations can be found in BU’s 2016 Research Chronicle.