Dr. Henning Lahmann is Assistant Professor at eLaw - Center for Law and Digital Technologies.
Dr. Henning Lahmann is Assistant Professor at eLaw - Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University Law School. His research focuses on the intersection of digital technologies and international law, with a particular interest in the use of digital open-source information by civil society actors and its impact on international legal processes, disinformation and information operations, the legal, political, and ethical implications of the use of AI in military and security applications, transnational cybersecurity, and civil and human rights after the digital transformation.
From September 2021 to May 2022, Henning was a Hauser Post-Doctoral Global Fellow at NYU School of Law, pursuing research on the use of open-source intelligence in the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with support from a research grant by the German Academic Exchange Service. Prior to joining Leiden University, he worked as a senior researcher and Program Leader International Cyber Law at the Digital Society Institute at the ESMT Berlin. Between May 2020 and June 2022, he also served as an associate research fellow at the projects “Protection of the Global Information Space” and “Disruptive Military Technologies” (in collaboration with the ICRC) at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. In 2019, Henning pursued a research fellowship focusing on disinformation campaigns under international and public law at the Israel Public Policy Institute and the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.
Henning holds a doctoral degree in international law from the University of Potsdam, Germany. A book based on his dissertation, “Unilateral Remedies to Cyber Operations”, was published by Cambridge University Press in April 2020. Before his time at the Digital Society Institute, he worked as senior policy advisor at the Berlin-based think tank iRights.Lab, which deals with questions concerning the digital transformation of society. During that time, he acted as the German correspondent for Freedom House’s annual “Freedom on the Net” report. Henning studied law and philosophy in Hamburg and Prague and held research fellow positions at the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel, the University of Potsdam, and FU Berlin.
- Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
- Instituut voor Metajuridica
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