I have spent three days with HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) on its annual training exercise, ARRCADE FUSION 14, in November 2014. The exercise took place at RAF St Mawgan near Newquay in Cornwall. One of its aims was to test the air and sea command capability of the ARRC, following its 'upgrade' to a combined joint task force headquarter.
Led by Professor Noëlle Quénivet (UWE Bristol) and Dr Aurel Sari (University of Exeter), the purpose of the present project aims to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the challenges posed by international human rights law and its real and perceived impact on military operations. The work is funded by the British Academy and will involve a series of workshops and other activities over two years.
In July 2013, the House of Commons Defence Committee launched an inquiry into the legal framework governing future operations of the British armed forces as part of its preparations for the next Strategic Defence and Security Review. The Committee has now published its findings in a report entitled ‘UK Armed Forces Personnel and the Legal Framework for Future Operations’. This post reviews some of the main features of the report.
Legal Constraints on the Armed Forces
NATO School Oberammergau
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 on 'Partners, Cooperation and Ad Hoc Relations'
Website launch and conference panel on legal advisors in the armed forces
Call for papers: the role of legal advisors and military operations in Libya
Gill & Fleck (eds) The Handbook of the International Law of Military Operations