Regeringens befogenheter att sända väpnad styrka till andra länder: Möjliga tolkningar till förmån för ökade befogenheter vid insatser med specialförband
Publish date: 2005-01-01
Report number: FOI-R--1681--SE
Written in: Swedish
The report describes the Swedish legal regulations surrounding the possibilities to send Swedish military personnel in general and Special Forces in particular abroad.The report also gives recommendations on how this process could be simplified. The authors write from the assumption that Special Forces are deployed within the framework of peace operations founded on international law since there is no support, from an international law point of view, in doing evacuation operations unilaterally. The legal regulations may often restrain a swift decision making process, since the consent of the Swedish Parliament may be needed in a specific case.Hence, this report will point to different legal possibilities to give the government greater capability to send Swedish military personnel abroad without the consent of the Swedish Parliament.The authors does not involve in any lengthy discussions on the good reasons to why the Parliament has an important play before sending Swedish military personnel abroad. Instead the full attention is given to the task of how the decision making processes may be enhanced to become swifter.