New Publication on Sovereign Base Areas in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
The Sovereign Base Areas are a peculiar entity. They are two relatively large pieces of land on the island of Cyprus, over which the UK has retained sovereignty since granting the rest of the island its independence in 1960. The Sovereign Base Areas are UK military bases with their own independent administration and judiciary, that are however, inhabited by local Cypriot civilians. Their unique status raises questions about how they can best be classified under international law, while Brexit leaves unclear their relationship with the EU Member State that surrounds them.
If you want to find out more about them, see Dr Nasia Hadjigeorgiou’s entry in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, at https://opil.ouplaw.com/view/10.1093/law-epil/9780199231690/law-9780199231690-e2261. IRI’s Dr Hadjigeorgiou (below) is an Assistant Professor in Transitional Justice and Human Rights at the Cyprus campus of the University of Central Lancashire.