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. On the domestic side, we are concerned with conflict in a variety of contexts ranging from crime, 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, 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 Dr Sascha Bachmann

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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

Senior Lecturer in International Law

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)

Visiting and Associate Research Fellows

Deputy Director of Forensic Science, Archaeology and Anthropology Division at the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP)

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.

Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main and Sciences Po in Paris.

Lecturer in Law at Royal Holloway

Associate Professor of Journalism & Communication

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