International Law Aspects of the EU's Security and Defence Policy, with a Particular Focus on the Law of Armed Conflict and Human Rights
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This book combines an insight into the legal aspects of operations conducted as part of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) of the EU along with an analysis of the status and obligations of international organizations under international law. It then applies the findings to the law of armed conflict and human rights in relation to ESDP operations. Part I describes and analyzes the ESDP, including all 22 military and civilian crisis management operations launched up to August 31, 2009, as well as developments under the Lisbon Treaty, and briefly discusses the international law issues raised, offering a unique insight into ESDP practice and its legal aspects. Part II examines this practice in the framework of the status and obligations of international organizations under international law. It looks at the legal status and personality of international organizations and of the EU, as well as how international organizations, including the EU, are bound by international obligations. Part III extensively addresses the international law applicable to the conduct of ESDP operations, in particular the law of armed conflict and international human rights law, filling a gap in the literature. Frederik Naert received a special mention from the Jury of the 2012 Ciardi Prize for his book International Law Aspects of the EU's Security and Defence Policy, with a Particular Focus on the Law of Armed Conflict. The Ciardi Prize is awarded annually to a substantial and original study dealing with military law, law of war or any matter connected with or related to the aforementioned.
Frederik Naert is a member of the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union, where he deals with EU external relations, including EU military operations. He is also an affiliated senior researcher at the Institute for International Law of Leuven University. He was previously a legal advisor at the Belgian Ministry of Defence/Defence Staff (2004-2007) and a research and teaching assistant at Leuven University (1998-2004). He studied law at Leuven University and at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of “International Law Aspects of the EU’s Security and Defence Policy”, with a Particular Focus on the Law of Armed Conflict and Human Rights and is a member of the editorial board of the “Military Law & Law of War Review”. He has inter alia published on peace operations, international humanitarian and human rights law and EU external relations law. He has also lectured and spoken on these subjects at international conferences.