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Part II Commentaries to Typical Sofa Rules, 18 Travel and Transport

Jonathan L. Black-Branch

From: The Handbook of the Law of Visiting Forces (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Dieter Fleck

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 31 May 2023

Right to liberty of movement — Military assistance — Military matters — Peace keeping

This chapter looks at the duties and rights concerning freedom of movement. The successful implementation of any UN or NATO mission is largely dependent on the ability to travel and make use of transport or what may be referred to as mobility rights and free movement. The ability to travel as freely and easily as possible invariably assists in accomplishing the mandate. As basic as this may sound, the movement of Visiting Forces within a Host State has raised a number of problems and remains a contentious issue. This is due in part because of the potential causing damage to the environment as well as Visiting Forces becoming involved in conflicts with local residents. Indeed, the circumstances that Visiting Forces face today have changed drastically since World War II.

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