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Before taking up my post as Professor at the University of Canberra I worked as an Assoc Professor at Bournemouth University where I lead the preparation for Bournemouth law submission for the 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. In 2019 I was made NATO SHAPE Fellow for Hybrid Warfare and Lawfare (Pacific). 


Student Projects and HDR supervision:



Top Publications (recent):

  • ‘The Status Of Unrecognised Quasi-States and Their Responsibilities Under The Montevideo Convention’, with Prazauskas A, 52 The International Lawyer [B] (2019)
  • Reconciling Quasi-States with the Crimes of Aggression Under the ICC Statute’, with Ekader Y. 33 EMORY INT’L L. REV (2019) [A]
  • ‘Pull and Push-Implementing The Complementarity Principle of the Rome Statute of the ICC Within the African Union: Opportunities and Challenges’with Eda Luke 43:2 BROOK. J. INT’L L. (2018) [A]
  • ‘Lawfare in Hybrid Wars: The 21st Century Warfare’, with Mosquera A (NATO), Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies (2017) [B*]
  • ‘The Panopticon of International Law: B’Tselem’s Camera Project and the enforcement of International Law in a Transitional Society’, with Miretski P (Hebrew University, Israel), 52 (1) Osgoode Hall Law Journal (2015)  [A]
  •  ‘Syria: A Legacy of Western Foreign-Policy Failure’, with Paphiti A (UK Army), MIDDLE EAST POLICY, A. Vol. XXV, No.2, 136-162 (2018)
  • ‘Russia’s Hybrid Warfare in the East – The Integral Nature of the Informationsphere’ with Gunnariusson H (Swedish Defence U), Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, (2015)


Current Projects



Research/grant income

I have had direct funding from various hosts (including NATO, the South African Department of Defence, US DoD) to participate in research projects. I was also the co-investigator for a 200.000 SKR Research grant jointly with colleagues from FHS, Sweden, from Rijksbanken Sweden (https://www.academia.edu/36067444/Hybrid_Threats_and_Asymmetric_Warfare_What_to_do).








Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Johannesburg

Master, Universiteit Stellenbosch

Reader (oavlönad docent) in War Studies The Swedish Defense University

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Research Output 2008 2019

Hybrid warfare and the legal domain

Mosquera, A. B. M., Bachmann, S. D. & Abraham Munoz Bravo, J., 2019, In : Terrorism and Political Violence. 31, 1, p. 98-104 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Military operations
constitutional state
1 Citation (Scopus)

Syria: A Legacy of Western Foreign-Policy Failure

Paphiti, A. & Bachmann, S-D. D., 2018, In : Middle East Policy. 25, 2, p. 136-162 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

national security
human rights
human being

Lawfare in hybrid wars: The 21st century warfare

Mosquera, A. B. M. & Bachmann, S. D., 2016, In : Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies. 7, 1, p. 63-87 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
constitutional state
1 Citation (Scopus)

Current issues and future challenges in transitional justice

Szablewska, N. & Bachmann, S. D., 2015, Current Issues in Transitional Justice: Towards a More Holistic Approach. Szablewska, N. & Bachmann, S-D. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Vol. 4. p. 339-361 23 p. (Springer Series in Transitional Justice; vol. 4).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

Social Justice