Category Archives: Academic

International Standards for the Private Security Industry

International Standards for the Private Security Industry RUSI Journal, Oct 2014, Vol. 159, No. 5 By Dirk Siebels Private security companies have recently been the subject of increased attention not only because of their large-scale involvement in US operations in … Continue reading

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Contractors as a Second Best Option:the Italian Hybrid Approach to Maritime Security

Contractors as a Second Best Option:the Italian Hybrid Approach to Maritime Security Added by Eugenio Cusumano Abstract: Based mainly on the use of Navy Vessel Protection Detachments (VPDs) paid by ship owners, Italian maritime security legislation also allows for the … Continue reading

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New ISO Standard for Private Maritime Security Companies

New ISO Standard for Private Maritime Security Companies

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The Privatisation of ‘the Core Business of UN Peacekeeping Operations’: any Legal Limit?

“The Privatisation of ‘the Core Business of UN Peacekeeping Operations’: any Legal Limit?“, in 16 International Community Law Review, 2014, 405-422 Added by Mirko Sossai Abstract: The purpose of the present analysis is to investigate whether the law of collective … Continue reading

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Companies and Combat Operations: Regulating Private Military Companies After the War on Terror

Companies and Combat Operations: Regulating Private Military Companies After the War on Terror Added by Sara Mc Guire Abstract: The privatization of warfare has led to increasing state reliance on private military companies (PMCs) in the conduct of security operations.  … Continue reading

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The Application of Ruggie’s ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework to Private Military and Security Contractors: The International Regulation of PMSC Compliance With Human Rights Objectives

Forthcoming The Application of Ruggie’s ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework to Private Military and Security Contractors: The International Regulation of PMSC Compliance With Human Rights Objectives Added by Sara Mc Guire Abstract: Private military companies are a ubiquitous facet of … Continue reading

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International Standards for the Private Security Industry

International Standards for the Private Security Industry Added by Dirk Siebels Abstract: Private security companies have recently been the subject of increased attention not only because of their large-scale involvement in US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also due … Continue reading

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Constructing and Consuming “Security” as a Commodity. Implications of a Marketization of Force

Note: This is a paper for a conference (and, consequently, a work in progress). Constructing and Consuming “Security” as a Commodity. Implications of a Marketization of Force. Paper presented in 2013 at the EISA, under review. Added by Cyril Magnon … Continue reading

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Reports from University of Stellenbosch Provide New Insights into Armed Forces and Society (Outsourcing Public Security: The Unforeseen Consequences for the Military Profession)

Armed Forces and Society; Reports from University of Stellenbosch Provide New Insights into Armed Forces and Society (Outsourcing Public Security: The Unforeseen Consequences for the Military Profession) Defense & Aerospace Week 12 November 2014 2014 NOV 12 (VerticalNews) — By … Continue reading

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Corporate Private Armies in Afghanistan.Regulating Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC) in a ‘Territorial State’

Corporate Private Armies in Afghanistan.Regulating Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC) in a ‘Territorial State’

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