The Visiting Forces Act 1952 was enacted to incorporate into United Kingdom law the provisions of the NATO Status of The Armed Forces Agreement. Sofa provides a basis for a mutual and reciprocal system of exceptions, immunities and privileges for visitors when they practice or are based in a host country. One of the main features of SOFA, implemented by the 1952 Act, is the competence to manage offences committed by soldiers, civil servants accompanying a force, relatives and contractors. Its main provision is the agreement that the visiting force will retain jurisdiction over its people, as will US personnel stationed in the UK and British armed forces serving in NATO, Commonwealth and, more recently, countries that have joined NATO`s Partnership for Peace.   IIA Mapping Project The IIA Mapping Project is a cooperative initiative between UNCTAD and universities around the world to map the content of IIAs. The resulting database serves as a tool to understand trends in the development of the IIA, assess the prevalence of different policy approaches and identify examples of contracts. The “Mapping of IIA Content” allows you to browse the results of previous projects (the page will be updated regularly when the new results are updated). Please cite as: UNCTAD, Mapping of IIA Content, available under investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/iia-mapping For more information: Project Mapping Page Project description & Methodology Document Each provision of this agreement may be modified by mutual agreements between the parties. Any such change is confirmed by an exchange of diplomatic notes. Considering that the agreement on the treatment of such investments will stimulate the flow of private capital and the economic development of the Contracting Parties, UNCTAD`s work programme on international investment agreements (IIAs) actively assists policy makers, government officials and other IIA stakeholders in reforming IIAs to make them more conducive to sustainable development and inclusive growth.
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