Sascha-Dominik Bachmann

Dr Sascha-Dominik Bachmann

  • Associate Professor in Law
  • Executive Business Centre EB405, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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Biography

I joined Bournemouth University, UK, as Associate Professor in August 2013. My teaching and research focus is on international legal subjects and work on research projects involve colleagues from the UK, South Africa, Israel, Sweden, the USA and Australia. Prior to joining Bournemouth I worked as a Senior Lecturer in International and European Law at the University of Portsmouth and as a Reader in International Law at the University of Lincoln.

I was educated in Germany (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München), South Africa (Stellenbosch University and University of Johannesburg) and the United Kingdom (University of Portsmouth). As a Lieutenant Colonel in the German Army Reserve I served as a peacekeeper in the Balkans (Kosovo) on three occasions while completing my LL.D with the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Trained as a Mountain Warfare Officer I also had the privilege to be seconded to the 23rd Marines as an exchange officer as part of the official US-German Reserve Officers Foreign Exchange Officer Program.Prior to completing a LL.M at Stellenbosch University, I was admitted as a German Rechtsanwalt (attorney at law) at the High Court of Munich...

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Research

Particular research interest are in the fields of Human Rights Litigation, Historical Justice Litigation, Holocaust/Shoa, Terrorism, Law of Armed Conflict, Hybrid Threats and holistic responses to new 21st century security threats. I am at the moment working with colleagues from the Swedish Defence University and the UK Armed Forces on Hybrid War and how NATO and the West is confronting Russia's aggressive war in Ukraine.

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Journal Articles

  • Bachmann, S., 2017. Russia’s Hybrid War and its implications for Defence and Security in the United Kingdom – a Case Study. South African Journal of Military Studies, 44 (2).
  • Bachmann, S. and Gunneriusson, 2017. Western Denial and Russian Control; How Russia’s National Security Strategy Treatens a Western-Based Approach to Global Security, the Rule of Law and Globalization. Polish Political Science Yearbook, 46 (1), 9-29.
  • Mosquera and Bachmann, S., 2016. Lawfare and hybrid warfare-how Russia is using the law as a weapon. Amicus Curiae, 25-28.
  • Mosquera, A.B.M. and Bachmann, S.D., 2016. Lawfare in hybrid wars: The 21st century warfare. Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, 7 (1), 63-87.
  • Bachmann, S., 2015. HYBRIDE BEDROHUNGEN 2016. SICHER. UND MORGEN? SICHERHEITSPOLITISCHE JAHRESVORSCHAU 2016, 85-88.
  • Bachmann, S. and Sanden, J, 2015. Gefährdungen der Umweltsicherheit im Lichte des Völkerrechts. EurUP - Zeitschrift fuer Europaeisches Umwelt-und Planungsrecht, 4, 330-340.
  • Bachmann, S. and Andres Munoz, 2015. Hybrid Warfare and Lawfare. The Operational Law Quarterly, 16 (1), 2-5.
  • Bachmann, S. and Gunneriusson, Hakan, 2015. RUSSIA’S HYBRID WARFARE IN THE EAST: USING THE INFORMATION SPHERE AS INTEGRAL TO HYBRID WARFARE. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.
  • Bachmann, S. and Gunnariusson H, 2015. Hybrid Wars: The 21st Century’s New Threats to Global Peace and Security. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 43 (1), 77-98.
  • Bachmann, S. and Piretski, P., 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, 52 (1), 235-262.
  • Bachmann, S. and Pereira, V, 2014. CORPORATE HUMAN RIGHTS RESPONSIBILITY AND MULTINATIONALITY IN EMERGING MARKETS - A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE FOR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND RESPONSIBILITY. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics.
  • Bachmann, S. and Sanden, J., 2014. Eco threats as security threats and the protection of the environment during hostilities. Amicus Curiae, 1-5.
  • Bachmann, S. and Gunneriusson, 2014. TERRORISM AND CYBER ATTACKS AS HYBRID THREATS: DEFINING A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH FOR COUNTERING 21st CENTURY THREATS TO GLOBAL PEACE AND SECURITY.
  • Bachmann, S. and Sanden, J., 2013. Countering Hybrid Eco-threats To Global Security Under International Law: The Need For An Comprehensive Legal Approach. Liverpool Law Rev (2013), 33 (3), 261-289.
  • Bachmann, S., 2013. Targeted Killings: Contemporary Challenges, Risks and Opportunities. Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 18 (2), 259-288.
  • Bachmann, S.D., 2012. Bankrupting Terrorism: The Role of US Anti-terrorism Litigation in the Prevention of Terrorism and Other Hybrid Threats: A Legal Assessment and Outlook. Liverpool Law Review, 33 (2), 91-109.
  • Bachmann, S. and Frost, T., 2012. Colonialism, Justice and the Rule of Law: A Southern African and Australian Narrative. De Jure Law De Jure, 2 (45), 306-328.
  • Miretski, P.P. and Bachmann, S., 2012. The UN 'Norms on the responsibility of transnational corporations and other business enterprises with regards to human rights': A requiem. Deakin Law Review, 17 (1), 5.
  • Bachmann, S.D., 2011. Just War and Military Morale: A Brief Reflection on the Correlation Between the Legality of War and the Moral Repercussions for Members of US and UK Forces Arising from the Questionable Legality of the Campaign Iraqi Freedom of March 2003. Liverpool Law Review, 32 (3), 197-208.
  • Bachmann, S.D., 2011. Civil liability of corporate and non-state aiders and abettors of international terrorism as an evolving notion under international law. Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology, 6 (1), 1-11.
  • Bachmann, S. and Kemp, G., 2011. Aggression as 'Organized Hypocrisy?' – How the War on Terrorism and Hybrid Threats Challenge the Nuremberg Legacy. The Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, 30 (1), 235-254.
  • Bachmann, S.D. and Kemp, G., 2010. The international crime of aggression in the context of the global "war on terror": Some legal and ethical perspectives. Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg, 309-330.
  • Bachmann, S. and Burt, M., 2010. CONTROL ORDERS POST 9-11 AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA AND CANADA – A KAFKAESQUE DILEMMA? Deakin Law Review, 15 (2), 131-168.

Books

  • Current Issues in Transitional Justice Towards a More Holistic Approach. Springer.
  • Bachmann, S.-D., 2007. Civil Responsibility for Gross Human Rights Violations The Need for a Global Instrument. PULP.

Chapters

  • Szablewska, N. and Bachmann, S.D., 2015. Current issues and future challenges in transitional justice. Current Issues in Transitional Justice: Towards a More Holistic Approach. 339-361.
  • Bachmann, S.D. and Frost, T., 2015. Justice in transition: On territory, restitution and history. Current Issues in Transitional Justice: Towards a More Holistic Approach. 83-108.

Conferences

  • Bachmann, S., 2014. Russia’s ‘Ukrainian spring of 2014’ – and its implications for Global Security and the Rule of Law. In: Russia’s ‘Ukrainian spring of 2014’ – and its implications for Global Security and the Rule of Law 18 June 2014 Central London – Army and Navy Club.
  • Bachmann, S., 2014. Eco Threats as Security Threats and the Protection of the Environment During Hostilities. In: 5th International Symposium on Security and Military Law 2014 (the ISSML) in SEOUL 25-27 September 2014 SEOUL.

Others

PhD Students

  • Rashid Al Naimi (An assessment of the role of international laws to protect critical infrastructure of Qatar from Hybrid Threats)
  • Pini Pavel Miretski (jointly with Hebrew University) (Transnational Corporations in International Law: Present or Absent?)
  • Jeffrey Wale (Regulating Medical Decision Making: A Qualitative Study of Fetal Reduction in Multiple Pregnancy)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • International Human Rights Law

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Public International Law
  • Public International Law

Invited Lectures

  • Exeter University - The Strategy and Security Institute and NATO’s Office of Legal Affairs and the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
  • Sascha-Dominik Bachmann, newly appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Law, EBC, addressed this year’s NATO JAPCC Joint Air & Space Power Conference 2013 – Air Power Post-Afghanistan. JAPCC’s annual Conference provided a forum for critical discussion of themes arising from military Air Power and the ramifications of the anticipated 2014 cessation of NATO-led combat operations in Afghanistan.

Grants

  • ‘Creating an European Network on Hybrid Warfare Capabilities’ (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ), 06 Dec 2016). Awarded
  • Business and Human Rights (The Leonard Davis Institute of International Relations, 19 Feb 2014). Completed
  • Cyber and Hybrid Threats (Lincoln University, 15 Jun 2013). Completed
  • Hybrid Threats and Cyberthreats (Swedish MoD - Swedish National Defence College, 01 Nov 2012). Completed
  • Countering Hybrid Threats (NATO: Allied Command Transformation SACT, 01 May 2011). Completed

External Responsibilities

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies
  • Sascha-Dominik Bachmann, CRoLS Director, presented at the 1st International Military Law Conference. A great experience and a full success for BU in its extensive media coverage. 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). " http://www.gov.za/speeches/statement-1st-international-conference-military-law-south-africa-4-nov-2016-0000
  • Reviewer for the Utrecht Journal of International and European Law
  • Reviewer for Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics
  • Reviewer for Oxford University Press
  • Reviewer for Leiden Journal of International Law
  • • Swansea University, Cyber terrorism Conference, April 2013, “Hybrid Threats, Cyber Threats and Assymetric Threats – New Challenges to Peace and Security”
  • Associate Prof. Sascha-Dominik Bachmann as co-organizer and chair of an international workshop on Business and Human Rights – Networks of Transnational Governance at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Conference Presentations

  • The Concept of Remotenes in International Law, Hybrid War as 21st Century Conflict, 15 May 2015, London

Qualifications

  • Staatsexamen/ State Exam in Law in German, European and International Law (Ludwig Maximillians Universität, Germany, 1999)
  • Assessor Juris in Law (German and European Law) (Germany - Freistaat Bayern, 2002)
  • LL.M in International Law/Public Law (Stellenbosch University, 2004)
  • LL.D (Doctor Legum) in Law (University of Johannesburg, 2006)

Honours

  • NON-ARTICLE 5 NATO MEDAL (BALKAN OPERATIONS) (NATO)

Memberships

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