In this contribution to the Research Handbook on Jurisdiction and Immunities in International Law (edited by Alexander Orakhelashvili), I explore how the rules of State jurisdiction and State immunity apply to foreign armed forces. What is the law of the flag? Why is the legal status of foreign military personnel not the same as that of tourists? Find out here!
On 26 January 2012, I contributed to an online seminar on Regulating the Conduct of Military Personnel in Peace Operations, hosted by the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University. Repeated reports about human rights abuses committed by members of peace support operations have raised important questions about the legal framework applicable to peace operations and the need to hold the perpetrators of such abuses to account. My contribution focused on the role of status of forces agreements in this context.
In this short contribution to the NATO Legal Gazette, I examine the impact the NATO SOFA has had over the past six decades, in particular its possible contribution to the formation of rules of customary international law.
Normative Power Europe: Status of Forces Agreements in the Field of European Security and Defence Cooperation
In this second contribution to the NATO Legal Gazette, I provide an overview of the status of forces agreements concluded by the EU and its Member States in the context of European security and defence cooperation
Conference in Tallinn celebrating the 60th anniversary of the NATO SOFA
This article examines the key provisions of the EU SOFA, an international agreement concluded between the Member States of the EU to regulate the legal status of their armed forces.