A brief overview of legal interoperability challenges for NATO arising from the interrelationship between IHL and IHRL in light of the European Convention on Human Rights

This article briefly overviews some of the current and future challenges to NATO legal interoperability arising from the relationship between international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law generally and between IHL and the European Convention on Human Rights in particular.

About the author

Colonel Kirby Abbott
Deputy Judge Advocate General/Strategic Coordination within the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Canadian Armed Forces (retired)

Between 2011 and 2013, Colonel Abbott was an Assistant Legal Adviser at NATO’s military headquarters. At the time of writing, he was the Deputy Judge Advocate General/Strategic Coordination within the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Canadian Armed Forces. He has since retired.