Lawfare and Hybrid Warfare-How Russia is Using the Law as a Weapon
Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies
4 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2016
Date Written: March 31, 2016
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.
Keywords: Hybrid Warfare, Law fare, Rule of Law, Jus ad bellum, Jus in bello, Legal Asymmetry, Russia, Ukraine
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