Bournemouth University (BU) is teaming up with the Swedish National Defence College (SNDC) to organise a one day workshop in London on 18th June 2014 to analyse the implications of the recent events in Ukraine.
The event is sponsored by the SNDC and forms part of BU’s Conflict, Rule of Law and Society research activities. In particular, the workshop is aligned with the research projects by Dr Bachmann and Dr Klinkner in the area of international law and security. Dr Bachmann has recently authored two blogs on the topic: “Crimea and Ukraine 2014: A Brief Reflection on Russia’s ‘Protective Interventionism” and “Russia’s ‘spring’ of 2014”.
The workshop will bring together legal experts from Oxford, Sussex and Kings College as well as military experts to discuss a variety of issues arising from Russia’s annexation of the Crimea in spring 2014 and its continuing expansion into Ukraine. Particularly, the focus will be on the:
(1) Legality of Russia’s actions in Crimea and Ukraine and the Legality of Crimea’s referendum.
(2) Tactics and Operations: Russia’s use of Hybrid and Cyber Assets in its operations.
(3) History and Lessons for the future.
The organisers are Associate Professor Hakan Gunneriusson (SNDC) and Associate Professor Sascha DOV Bachmann and Dr Melanie Klinkner from Bournemouth University.