Conflict, Rule of Law and Society

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The Centre for Conflict, Rule of Law and Society (CRoLS) brings together law academics at Bournemouth University engaging in interdisciplinary research into and scholarship around Conflict, the Rule of Law and the role of legal regulation in our Society. These central themes pervade the academic work and research outputs of this group.

Conflict: On the global stage, our research covers Terrorism, Hybrid Threats and Warfare within their respective legal context of public international law, international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law as well as transitional justice. New emerging fields of research include Information Operations and the use of Mass Media as part of influence operations.  On the domestic side, we are concerned with conflict in a variety of contexts ranging from crime, terrorism, cyber attacks on the infrastructure, the environment, healthcare and public sector service provision.

Rule of Law and Society: The centre has an established interest in and research experience in relation to public law, legal history and the regulation of corporations, health care and the environment. Once again, our research has both a domestic and international dimension.

Researchers within the group have attracted funding in the past from the SLSA, NATO, Swedish Defence College, the South African Department of Defence, Rijksbanken Sweden, British Academy and Nuffield Foundation.

Current projects

Past projects

Publications & Blogs

Researchers are publishing in leading international journals within the field of public law and international law.

View a selection of recent publications here.

View our recent blogging activity here.


For further information on our research and activities, please contact the Director of the Centre, Associate Professor in International Law Dr Sascha Bachmann


Conflict, Rule of Law and Society Researchers

Associate Professor in International Law and Centre Head – Extraordinary Visiting Associate Professor in War Studies at FHS, Stockholm and Research Fellow at CEMIS, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch Univeristy

AHRC Research Leadership Fellow: Mass Grave Protection

Reader in Law

Senior Lecturer in Law

Lecturer in Law

Associate Professor in Law

Senior Lecturer in Law

Lecturer in Law

Lecturer in Law

Professor in Law

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law at Bournemouth University’s School of Applied Sciences

Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Lecturer in  Law

Lecturer in Law

Lecturer in Law

Lecturer in Law

Lecturer in Law

Postdoctoral Researcher in Public International Law

Visiting and Associate Research Fellows

Professor Dr. Dr. and Extraordinary Professor at Leuphana University Lueneburg (Germany) and Visiting Professor in European Environmental Law at the Law School of the University of Lincoln (UK)

Associate Professor and Head of Research Ground operative and tactical areas Swedish National Defence College (SNDC)

Military Legal Consultant. Former day-to day head of the UK Armed Forces’ Prosecuting Authority responsible for overseeing all military prosecutions world wide. Legal Military Author.

Lecturer in Law at Royal Holloway

Associate Professor of Journalism & Communication

Consultant and trainer specialising in legal, medical and psychological issues affecting victims of international crimes in their pursuit of justice

Forensic Archaeologist

Senior Lecturer in Sustainable IT at University of the West of England

Associate Professor of Strategy at Faculty of Military Science Stellenbosch University, RSA


Lecturer, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, Australia

Lecturer  in Military Strategy, School for Security and Africa Studies , Faculty of Military Science Stellenbosch University, RSA

Head of the Hungarian Defense Forces General Staff, Scientific Research Centre

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, School of Politics, Economics, and International Relations, University of Reading

  • Yudong Zheng

Chinese Visiting Researcher & mentored by Sascha Bachmann

  • Lt Col Alex Cann

Lecturer/Directing Staff, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College and Senior Consultant, United Nations Institute of Training and Research, Geneva,Switzerland.


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PhD Applications

Please contact Associate Professor in International Law Dr Sascha Bachmann for an informal discussion of planned PhD projects

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