EvBO: Evidence-Based Operations How to Remove the Bad Guys from the Battlefield

Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 4/2013, p. 194-201

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2014-16

Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2014-09

10 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2014

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Joop Voetelink

University of Amsterdam; Faculty of Military Science

Date Written: February 25, 2014

Abstract

In the final years of the military operations in Iraq, the US armed forces were only allowed to arrest people on the basis of an Iraqi arrest warrant. To ensure that this process ran as smoothly as possible, the concept of Warrant-Based Targeting was introduced. This concept was adapted to the local circumstances in Afghanistan and renamed Evidence-Based Operations (EvBO) as part of Rule of Law activities. This concept entails that military operations have to be conducted in accordance with Afghan law and that military personnel are expected to collect evidence that can be used in Afghan criminal proceedings.

Keywords: evidence, status of forces, military operations, Afghanistan, Iraq, evidence-based operations, rule of law, counter insurgency, detention, torture

JEL Classification: K14, K33, K41

Suggested Citation

Voetelink, Joop, EvBO: Evidence-Based Operations How to Remove the Bad Guys from the Battlefield (February 25, 2014). Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 4/2013, p. 194-201; Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2014-16; Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2014-09. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2400965

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