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Hybrid Warfare in Light of Public International Law

Author(s): Agata Kleczkowska
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Hybrid war; Public International Law

Summary/Abstract: Hybrid warfare, even while posing a challenge as a combination of different methods of conducting conflicts, is not the surprising, new phenomenon it is sometimes depicted as. Public international law, even without labelling conflicts as “hybrid wars,” contains norms which deal with the various aspects of hybrid warfare. International humanitarian law, for instance, regulates a substantial scope of hybrid wars by imposing humanitarian obligations also on non-state actors. Moreover, one can refer to international law regulations on new types of weapons, propaganda and information warfare. These examples confirm that international law embraces the mechanisms.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 93-110
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish