Lawfare and hybrid warfare-how Russia is using the law as a weapon

Authors: Mosquera and Bachmann, S.

Journal: Amicus Curiae

Issue: 102

Pages: 25-28

Publisher: Society for Advanced Legal Studies

ISSN: 1461-2097

This short paper introduces the reader to the mutating military concept of hybrid warfare and one of its implementing methods, the use of law as a weapon. We aim to provide a current, comprehensive definition of the terms “hybrid warfare” and “lawfare”. This submission focuses on the following areas: where law has been/is being used as a method of war, namely the Jus ad bellum, the jus in bello and the law of treaties in international relations.

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