Observance of international humanitarian law by forces under the command of the European Union

In this contribution, I will identify the main issues relevant for the applicability and application of international humanitarian law (IHL) in military operations under the command of the European Union (EU) and I will briefly describe the EU's practice and policy in this respect.

About the author

Frederik Naert
Member of the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union

Dr Frederik Naert is a member of the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union, affiliated senior researcher at Katholiek Universiteit Leuven and director of the Military Law and the Law of War Review.