The legal position of visiting forces transcends domestic and international law and is of growing importance in our increasingly globalized and insecure world. 'In area' and 'out of area' operations, both for the purpose of establishing and maintaining peace and in connection with the conduct of other military operations and training, are likely to become more frequent for a variety of reasons. Finding where the applicable law places the balance between the
interests, sensitivities and needs of the host state and the requirements, often practical in nature, of the visiting force is a key objective in ensuring that the relationship between hosts and 'guests' is and remains harmonious. All of this must be achieved in an increasingly complex legal environment.
This fully updated second edition of The Handbook of the Law of Visiting Forces addresses the issues surrounding visiting forces and provides a full overview of the legal framework in which they operate. Through an analysis of jurisprudence and historical developments, it offers a comparative commentary to the UN, NATO, and other SOFA rules. The Handbook then continues its analysis through cases studies of visiting forces in key countries, including a fully updated chapter on
Afghanistan that considers the various stages of the conflict , before offering conclusions on the current state of the law and its likely future development.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 790
Weight: 1538 g
Dimensions: 254 x 181 x 49 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
This new handbook reflects developments in this area of law and brings together leading experts, reflecting a broad range of specialist knowledge: legal academics, senior policy advisers, judges and military analysts. ... This is an invaluable resource. * Christopher Stanley, Law Society Gazette *
[T]he book provides a truly global perspective on the legal frameworks which have been developed to regulate the role and the activities of military forces engaged in establishing and maintaining the peace wherever needed. ... For academics and practitioners seeking to enhance their understanding of this complex, vital and continually evolving area of law, this book makes for enlightening and certainly essential reading. * Phillip Taylor MBE, Head of Chambers, and Elizabeth Taylor, Richmond Green Chamber *