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Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann

Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann

Professor in International Law (UC) - Fellow NATO SHAPE Asia Pacific - Reader in War Studies (FHS) - Fellow of HEA (UK) - Lieutenant Colonel (GE-A Res)

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Professor in Law at Canberra Law School - University of Canberra
Extraordinary Reader (Docent) in War Studies – Swedish Defence University (FHS) Stockholm
Fellow - NATO SHAPE, Hybrid War and Lawfare Pacific
Visiting Professor - Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Research Fellow - CEMIS, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University
State Exam (Ludwig Maximillians Universität, Germany), Ass Juris, LLM (Stell, RSA), LLD (UJ, RSA) Attorney (Munich High Court)
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (UK)
I am an international scholar, former Lieutenant Colonel (GER A Res)- with operational experience in the Balkans and as exchange officer with the US Marines and a career professional in law and higher education. In the last 20 years I worked in various capacities and functions in the USA, the Middle East, South Africa and various European countries. I joined Canberra Law School in September 2019. The University of Canberra is ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities in the world, top 10 in Australia and 18th among the THE young university group. Before then I worked as an Associate Professor at Bournemouth University and the University of Lincoln after having taught as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. I was appointed (eo) Docent (Reader) in War Studies at the Swedish Defence University in 2016. In 2017 I was appointed (Professorial) Research Fellow at CEMIS, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University. Educated in Germany (LMU München), South Africa (Stellenbosch and University of Johannesburg) and the UK (Portsmouth). I worked with and presented to NATO, US CENTCOM, US AFRICOM, the Austrian Ministry of Defence, the Swedish Defence University, the Royal Danish Defence College, the South African National Defence Force and the Australian Defence College on the subjects of Hybrid War/Threats, Lawfare, InfoOps and Targeting. 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 topics such as International Criminal Justice, Lawfare and Human Security.I contribute to NATO’s Legal Advisor Web (LAWFAS). I am a Fellow of NATO SHAPE for the Asia Pacific (Hybrid Threats and Lawfare) working on Influenceoperations, Greyzone, Hybrid Warfare, Great Power competition, Australian and Asia Pacific Security. I am a regular visiting academic at ADF's Directorate of Joint Influence Operations.


  • Lead Convenor (external) (La Trobe University)
  • Fellow NATO SHAPE Asia Pacific (Hybrid Threats and Lawfare) (NATO)
  • Professor (University of Canberra)
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (Higher Education Academy)
  • ACT Law Society - International Lawyers Committee - member (Law Society of the ACT)
  • Scientific Contributor (NATO)
  • Co-Project Lead (External) (La Trobe University)


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