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Sascha-Dominik (Dov) Bachmann

Professor in Law (University of Canberra) and (extraordinary) Reader in War Studies (SEDU), University of Canberra

After 6 years at Bournemouth University I took up a new role as Professor in Law at Canberra Law School - the University of Canberra. During my time at BOURNEMOUTH I lead the preparation for Bournemouth University’s law submission for UoA 18 for the upcoming U.K. Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise (ERA equivalent) and was the Director of the Centre of Conflict, Rule of Law and Society (CROLS). In 2016 I was appointed Extraordinary Associate Professor (Docent) in War Studies at the Swedish Defence University, Stockholm in recognition of my academic contributions to Military Studies. I am a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University (RSA).
I have been working closely with international organizations and defense stakeholders alongside academia across the globe including NATO, US CENTCOM, the Japanese DoD, the Austrian Ministry of Defence, Israel, Australia, the French Republic, the European Union, the Swedish Defence University, the Qatari Armed Forces, the Royal Danish Defence College,the South African military,the Royal Dutch Army, the Korean Judge Advocate to name just some on the subjects of Hybrid Warfare, Lawfare,Cyber & InfoOps, Terrorism Finance and International Law.
My research (more than 70 academic outputs) is interdisciplinary and discusses topical issues arising from new Security Challenges of the 21st Century such as Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, the use of Lawfare, Cyber enhanced Hybrid Warfare alongside other law topics such as International Criminal Justice, HumRts Litigation etc.
I contribute to NATO’s Legal Advisor Web with my publications being used as NATO reference documents (LAWFAS) by SHAPE and as scientific contributor.

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  • 2019–present
    Professor, University of Canberra
  • 2013–2019
    Associate professor, Bournemouth University
  • 2012–2013
    Reader in International Law, Lincoln University
  • 2008–2012
    Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth


  • 2016 
    Swedish Defence University (FHS/SEDU), Reader (Dosent) in War Studies
  • 2006 
    University of Johannesburg, LLD (Doctor Legum)
  • 2002 
    University of Stellenbosch, LLM
  • 1999 
    Ludwig Maximillians Universität, Germany, State Exam in Law


  • 2018
    Reconciling Quasi-States with the Crimes of Aggression Under the ICC Statute, EMORY INT’L L. REV
  • 2018
    Pull and Push-Implementing The Complementarity Principle of the Rome Statute of the ICC Within the African Union: Opportunities and Challenges, BROOK. J. INT’L L
  • 2018
    Syria: A Legacy of Western Foreign-Policy Failure, MIDDLE EAST POLICY
  • 2018
    Hybrid Warfare and the Legal Domain, Terrorism and Political Violence
  • 2017
    Lawfare in Hybrid Wars: The 21st Century Warfare, Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies
  • 2017
    Russia’s Hybrid War and its implications for Defence and Security in the United Kingdom, South African Journal of Military Studies
  • 2015
    Hybrid Warfare and Lawfare, The Operational Law Quarterly
  • 2015
    The Panopticon of International Law: B’Tselem’s Camera Project and the enforcement of International Law in a Transitional Society, Osgoode Hall Law Journal
  • 2015
    Russia’s Hybrid Warfare in the East – The Integral Nature of the Informationsphere, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
  • 2015
    Hybrid Wars: The 21st Century’s New Threats to Global Peace and Security, South African Journal of Military Studies
  • 2014
    Terrorism and Cyber Attacks as Hybrid Threats: Defining a Comprehensive Approach for Countering 21st Century Threats to Global Risk and Security, The Journal for Terrorism and Security Analysis Syracuse University
  • 2014
    Hybride Bedrohungen-Hybrid Threats, Journal of International Peace and Armed Conflict
  • 2014
    Military teaching for the future’, The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences
  • 2014
    The Panopticon of International Law: B’Tselem’s Camera Project and the enforcemnet of International Law in a Transitional Society , Osgoode Hall Law Journal
  • 2013
    Targeted Killings: Contemporary Challenges, Risks And Opportunities, Journal of Conflict and Security Law
  • 2013
    Countering Hybrid Eco-threats to Global Security Under International Law:, Liverpool Law Review
  • 2012
    Aggression as “Organized Hypocrisy?” – How the War on Terrorism And Hybrid Threats Challenge The Nuremberg Legacy, Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice
  • 2010
    Pre-trial detention and control orders under British Anti-Terror Legislation post 9/11: Balancing a Need for Security with the European Convention on Human Rights – an Overview, Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice