This note argues that the solution adopted by the Articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations to the question of attributing wrongful conduct in the cotext of peace support operations is misguided, as it deliberately ignores the legal and institutional status of national contingents, does not reflect consistent international practice and may not serve the best interests of potential claimants.
I am a Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter, specializing in public international law and the legal aspects of European security and defence policy. I am particularly interested in the legal status of foreign armed forces under international law and other questions of military and operational law. I am currently preparing a monograph on the subject to be published by Cambridge University Press.
Before taking up an appointment at Exeter Law School in 2008, I studied law and politics at the University of Durham (BA, First Class), the London School of Economics (LLM, Distinction) and University College London (PhD). My work has been published in leading academic journals, including the European Journal of International Law and the International and Comparative Law Quarterly.
I am a member of several academic associations and serve on the ILA Committee on Nuclear Weapons, Non-proliferation & Contemporary International Law, the ILA Study Group on The Conduct of Hostilities under International Humanitarian Law and the editorial board of The Military Law and the Law of War Review. I was a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in Cambridge in 2009 and have taught law at universities in the UK and abroad. Aurel Sari