While NATO SOFA offers complete language for establishing jurisdiction, the United States has registered many SOFS that seem to have a very fundamental rule for determining jurisdiction. Some agreements contain a single sentence that U.S. personnel must grant equivalent status to the administrative and technical staff of the U.S. Embassy in that country. The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18 April 1961 establishes classes of personnel of different levels of legal protection.30 Administrative and technical personnel benefit in particular from the “immunity of the criminal jurisdiction of the host state”. 31 Therefore, a SOFA that treats U.S. personnel as administrative and technical personnel while in the host country grants immunity from criminal jurisdiction. Agreements on new exceptional measures with respect to Article XXIV of the January 19, 1960 agreement (with respect to the cost of maintaining U.S. forces in Japan and the creation of infrastructure in relation to facilities used by U.S. forces in Japan) were signed in 1991, 1995, 2000 and 2006.
1953: Agreement on the application of NATO status to the U.S. armed forces in Canada, including bases in Newfoundland and Goose Bay, Labrador, with the exception of some agreements reached as part of the Rwandan Military Forces Military AirLift Agreement to support operations in Darfur and future activities agreed upon in 1941: for the first time in a series of agreements, some before NATO, In 1941, the United States reached an agreement with the United Kingdom on the leasing of naval and air bases in Newfoundland, Bermuda, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua, Trinidad and Guyana.146 The agreement described not only the rented physical site, but the status of U.S. personnel who are present at the site. The rental contract was certainly not a self-contained sofa, but it served the purpose of a SOFA on the sites listed. In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, the United States and the United Kingdom entered into other leases that contain provisions for the protection of status in rental premises. In 1993, the countries signed a SOFA.104 The agreement was extended on 19 September 1994; April 28, 1995; November 29, December 1 and December 8, 1995. The countries reached an agreement in 1998 on the treatment of U.S.
forces that visited the Philippines.105 This agreement was amended on April 11 and 12, 2006. The difference between this agreement and SOFA, originally concluded in 1993, is that this agreement applies to the visit of US forces that are not stationed in the Philippines. The countries also reached an agreement on the treatment of staff from the Republic of the Philippines who visited the United States (agreement in reverse) 106 55 Stat. 1560; Executive Agreement Series 235 (the Agreement entitled “Leasing of Naval and Air Bases” stipulates that bases and facilities will be leased in the United States for a period of ninety-nine years, without fees and rents. A typical rental agreement involves an agreement of a landlord to transfer premises specially described for a specified period and in exchange for remuneration or rent in the sole possession of the taker. In this case, the agreement required a tenancy agreement without consideration/rent; Therefore, it could be alleged that a user contract was established instead of a lease agreement.).