Monthly Archives: December 2017

Please read this carefully

[Translate] Gentlemen and Ladies: Two points for your consideration; please read the following carefully. First,  today I posted 48 articles.  That is it for today and for 2017. I will resume sometime in 2018. When that might be depends on … Continue reading

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The politics of international law: the life cycle of emerging norms on the use and regulation of private military and security companies

[Translate] The politics of international law: the life cycle of emerging norms on the use and regulation of private military and security companies

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Private Military and Security Companies or Mercenaries? Bringing Law Back Into the Discussion

[Translate] Private Military and Security Companies or Mercenaries? Bringing Law Back Into the Discussion October 30, 2017 / Frauke Renz Source: U.S. Department of Defense. In late May 2017, Erik Prince, former Navy SEAL and founder of the private security firm Blackwater, … Continue reading

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Combatting the legal side effects of privatized war

[Translate] Combatting the legal side effects of privatized war What has been achieved, and what still needs to be done in international legal scholarship on Private Military and Security Companies Mirko Sossai— 9 October, 2017 This contribution continues our journal … Continue reading

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How “Wagner” came to Syria

[Translate] The ride of the mercenaries How “Wagner” came to Syria Captured soldiers cast light on the work of a shadowy group Print edition | Europe Nov 2nd 2017 | MOSCOW “I AM Roman Sergeyevich Zabolotny, born in 1979, and … Continue reading

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The Use of PMSCs by the United Nations in Times of Armed Conflict, Application of IHL and Responsibility Matters

[Translate] The Use of PMSCs by the United Nations in Times of Armed Conflict, Application of IHL and Responsibility Matters

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How Private Security Companies Fund Insurgency in Afghanistan

[Translate] How Private Security Companies Fund Insurgency in Afghanistan

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G4S is Using Art by Detainees and Prisoners to Boost Its Public Image

[Translate] G4S is Using Art by Detainees and Prisoners to Boost Its Public Image by Joe Lo @joeloyo Estimated read time: 5mins A drawing on the wall shows a dilapidated room. Giant eyes and ears block the exit, and a skull … Continue reading

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COMMENTS ON DRAFT GENERAL COMMENT 36 ON ARTICLE 6 OF THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS AS ADOPTED AT FIRST READING BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE IN JULY 2017 DURING ITS 120TH SESSION

[Translate] COMMENTS ON DRAFT GENERAL COMMENT 36 ON ARTICLE 6 OF THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS AS ADOPTED AT FIRST READING BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE IN JULY 2017 DURING ITS 120TH SESSION

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Federal court denies DynCorp protest of $10B State Department contract

[Translate] Federal court denies DynCorp protest of $10B State Department contract Enlarge A federal court has upheld a State Department award of a $10 billion contract to AAR Airlift, dealing a blow to McLean-based DynCorp International’s yearlong fight to wrest … Continue reading

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