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

  • Sascha Dov Bachmann
  • Andres B. Munoz Mosquera
Keywords: International relations, International law, Law of treaties, warfare


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. The authors 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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