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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

AWACS I (Ger)

Germany [de]

Katja S Ziegler

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 October 2019

Subject(s):
War — Military forces — Powers and jurisdiction of constitutional courts/supreme courts — Constitutional courts/supreme courts

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. The AWACS I (1994) (Ger) (also known as Armed Forces judgment) of the German Federal Constitutional Court (‘FCC’) of 12 July 1994 was the result of a parliamentary challenge to the German Government’s decisions to deploy armed forces in three military missions to conflict zones beyond the NATO area. The first such mission concerned a maritime operation of NATO/WEU in 1992 to implement the embargo against the (then) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia imposed by UNSC Res 713 (1991) ‘Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’ (25 September 1991) . The second deployment...
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