Category Archives: Mercenaries

Challenging the Strength of the Anti-mercenary Norm

[Translate] Challenging the Strength of the Anti-mercenary Norm January 2018 Hin-Yan Liu University of Copenhagen Christopher Kinsey King’s College London Abstract This article questions the prevailing view that there is a strong international norm against mercenary activity. We argue, instead, … Continue reading

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5 of the deadliest mercenary armies throughout history

[Translate] 5 of the deadliest mercenary armies throughout history By Cam Rea Jan. 12, 05:16 PM Mercenaries are warriors who are paid for their martial services by a nation’s leader or other “employer,” and who get a little extra coin from the … Continue reading

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Foiled Equatorial Guinea coup, Cameroonian mercenaries complicit

[Translate] Foiled Equatorial Guinea coup, Cameroonian mercenaries complicit   30/12 – 19:00 Equatorial Guinea Authorities in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea say they foiled an overnight attempt to overthrow the government of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasago – Africa’s longest serving leader. The … Continue reading

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Equatorial Guinea: UN dispatches envoy amid reports of failed coup

[Translate] Equatorial Guinea: UN dispatches envoy amid reports of failed coup A UN envoy is to visit Equatorial Guinea next week as authorities there say they put down a coup last month. But information is scarce amid a social-media blackout. … Continue reading

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Equatorial Guinea hunts alleged coup mercenaries

[Translate] Equatorial Guinea hunts alleged coup mercenaries 05 January 2018 – 15:28 Agency Staff President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Picture: SUPPLIED Libreville — Equatorial Guinea has launched a dragnet for “mercenaries” behind a bid to overthrow President Teodoro Obiang, Africa’s … Continue reading

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U.S. magazine reveals Qatari dependency on mercenaries

[Translate] Members of the Qatari Armed Forces take part in a military parade during National Day celebrations in Doha, December 18, 2012 – REUTERS/Fadi Al-Assaad U.S. magazine reveals Qatari dependency on mercenaries By: Nawal Sayed Tue, Dec. 19, 2017 CAIRO … Continue reading

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Ukraine to appeal to NATO PA regarding Serbian mercenaries fighting in Donbas

[Translate] Ukraine to appeal to NATO PA regarding Serbian mercenaries fighting in Donbas 19.12.2017 12:40 503 The Ukrainian delegation will appeal to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) regarding participation of Serbian mercenaries on the side of Russian-backed militants in the war … Continue reading

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Mercenaries, Privateers, and Chartered Companies

[Translate] Mercenaries, Privateers, and Chartered 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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Belgrade considering 45 cases against Serbian mercenaries fighting in Ukraine, Syria

[Translate] 10:2713.11.2017 Belgrade considering 45 cases against Serbian mercenaries fighting in Ukraine, Syria  Several dozen citizens of Serbia are members of illegal armed groups in Ukraine and Syria, the prosecutor’s office of Belgrade is considering a total of 45 cases … Continue reading

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