Jaloud v Netherlands is the latest in a growing line of Strasbourg cases addressing the application of the Convention to extra-territorial military operations. In this post, I discuss the jurisdictional aspects of the case. Two points merit attention: the Court’s reasons for finding that the jurisdiction of the Netherlands was not excluded and the new category of extra-territorial jurisdiction over ‘persons passing through a checkpoint’.
In January 2014, I have presented some of my work on the legal aspects of peace support operations at a one-day workshop on the Rule of Law and Accountability in Peacekeeping held on 28 January 2014 in Berlin. The workshop was jointly convened by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the United Nations Association of Germany and the Center for International Peace Operations.
Legal Constraints on the Armed Forces
Die Zurechenbarkeit von Völkerrechtsverstößen im Rahmen mandatierter Friedensmissionen der Vereinten Nationen / Julia-Pia Schütze
Die Zurechenbarkeit von Völkerrechtsverstößen im Rahmen mandatierter Friedensmissionen der Vereinten Nationen. [The Attribution of Internationally Wrongful Acts in the Context of UN-mandated Peace Operations] Julia-Pia Schütze. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot. 2011. 247pp. €82. ISBN 978-3-428-13460-1. Over the course of the past two decades, peace operations have emerged as a standard tool of international conflict resolution,
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.
Die Haftung Internationaler Organisationen im Rahmen von Militäreinsätzen und Territorialverwaltungen / Kirsten Schmalenbach
Kirsten Schmalenbach, Die Haftung Internationaler Organisationen im Rahmen von Militäreinsätzen und Territorialverwaltungen (Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 2004) ISBN 3-631-51380-1 (hbk), EUR 95.00 (hbk), 658pp. States increasingly entrust the conduct of military operations and the administration of territory to international organisations. Even when they take place under peaceful conditions, military operations and territorial administrations of
Rosanne van Alebeek, The Immunities of States and their Officials in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. 500 pages. ISBN 978-0-19-923247-5. GBP 72.95. One of the key controversies of international law at its present stage of development concerns the relationship between norms conferring jurisdictional immunities on States and