2001: Agreement on overflight, transit and presence of US armed forces, personnel and contractors on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria in support of Operation Freedom of Redure (agreement concluded before Bulgaria`s accession to NATO) A SOFA, as requested in Article VI of the Treaty, was concluded as a separate agreement under the 1960 Treaty.84 Sofa deals with the use of facilities by US forces. and the status of U.S. forces in Japan. The agreement has been amended at least four times since the original agreement.85 In Wilson v. Girard,76 The Supreme Court first considered the jurisdiction provisions contained in the administrative agreement. The Court of Justice did not note this and stated that “in the absence of such interventions, the wisdom of the agreement applies exclusively to the determination of the executive and the legislative power”. 79 The United States has entered into an exchange and military visit agreement with the Government of Mongolia.22 As part of the agreement, Article X deals with the criminal justice of U.S. personnel who are from Mongolia. The language of the agreement states that “the military authorities of the United States have the right to exercise in Mongolia all the criminal and disciplinary jurisdiction over the United States conferred upon them by the military laws of the United States. All crimes against the laws of Mongolia committed by a member of the United States The armed forces are referred to the competent authorities of the United States for investigation and injunction. 23 The agreement allows the Government of Mongolia to request the United States to relinquish jurisdiction in cases of alleged criminal conduct that has nothing to do with official duty.24 The United States is not required to relinquish jurisdiction, but only to “favourably consider” such a request.25 The Security Agreement is a legally binding agreement.

which ends within three years. unless they are denounced earlier by one of the parties. . . .