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Last Date Updated15/Jul/2022 8:55
Training InstitutionNATO - School Oberammergau (NSO)
DisciplineNO LONGER ACTIVE - Legal (LGL)
AreaLegal (LE)
Depth of knowledge Level300 - Advance
NATO Course CertificationListed

Course CodeLGL-LE-3689
Course TitleNATO Operational Law Course
ETF Course CodeN5-68
Delivery MethodResidential
Course DescriptionThe aim of this course is to prepare military and civilian legal advisors to address strategic, operational, and tactical legal issues relevant to NATO military operations.
Course NotesFor further information (e.g. list of eligibility requirements) please refer to the full course description via the above given web link.

Learning Objectives1. International Law Refresher: Given references, students will recall the international legal structure within which NATO operates, how the law of armed conflict and international human rights law apply to NATO forces, how the Alliance and its member states may be held legally responsible for collective actions, and what function is performed by NATO legal advisors 2. NATO Operational Planning: Given references, students will recall how NATO plans for operations, how the Alliance responds to a crisis, the nature of ROE and how/when they are developed, the legal constraints of selecting targets, and how the law of the sea influences Alliance naval operations 3. NATO Operational Legal Topics: Given references, students will recall NATO doctrine regarding joint operations, legal issues unique to civilian law enforcement with military forces, issues regarding female involvement with a NATO operation, a NATO commander’s scope of authority, the manner in which NATO conducts exercises, and what legal issues are present in cyber operations. 4. Practical Application of Operational Law: Given references, students will demonstrate the ability to properly apply jus ad bellum, jus in bello, and NATO ROE by identifying legally appropriate courses of action in factual operational scenarios and presenting recommendations to other students.
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Structure of the CourseResident (1 wk)

Active CourseYes
Course Active from01/Jan/2011
Course Deactivated on31/Dec/2027
Course Duration (in days)5.0

Security ClearanceNS: NATO SECRET
Training AudienceN: NATO Nations Only
ePrime Reference NumberACT.437

Tuition Fee per Student (Euro)550.00
Fees for Accommodation and Meals (Euro)0.00

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