2018 May

Jurisdiction and the Law of Visiting Forces

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In This contribution to the second edition of Dieter Fleck's The Handbook of the Law of Visiting Forces, Paul J. Conderman and I provide a detailed account of the exercise of criminal and administrative jurisdiction over visiting forces. The chapter focuses primarily on the NATO Status of Forces Agreement and the United Nations Model SOFA, but also addresses customary international law.

2015 November

The Status of Armed Forces in Public International Law: Jurisdiction and Immunity

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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!

2010 September

The Immunity of States and Their Officials / Rosanne Van Alebeek

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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