Category Archives: Legal

Lawyers for Standing Rock’s Red Fawn File Final Motion for Discovery Evidence

[Translate] Lawyers for Standing Rock’s Red Fawn File Final Motion for Discovery Evidence By Sam Oser – December 30, 2017 Lawyers for Red Fawn Fallis, the Standing Rock water protector arrested over a year ago for allegedly shooting at a … 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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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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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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Dakota Access Pipeline Company Paid Mercenaries to Build Conspiracy Lawsuit Against Environmentalists

[Translate] Dakota Access Pipeline Company Paid Mercenaries to Build Conspiracy Lawsuit Against Environmentalists   Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, Alice Speri November 15 2017, 1:34 p.m. Oil and Water The private security firm TigerSwan worked to build a RICO suit accusing Greenpeace, … Continue reading

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NORTHROP GRUMMAN TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC. v. DynCORP INTERNATIONAL LLC, Dist. Court, ED Virginia 2016

[Translate]   NORHTROP GRUMMAN TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, v. DYNCORP INTERNATIONAL LLC, Defendant. No. 1:16cv534 (JCC/IDD).United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Alexandria Division.June 6, 2016. MEMORANDUM OPINION JAMES C. CACHERIS, District Judge. This matter is before the Court on Defendant … Continue reading

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Public International Law and Human Rights Violations by Private Military and Security Companies

[Translate] Public International Law and Human Rights Violations by Private Military and Security Companies 

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The Ineffectiveness of the Current Definition of a “Mercenary” in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law

[Translate] The Ineffectiveness of the Current Definition of a “Mercenary” in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law  

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