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Introduction: The Use of Private Military and Security Companies by the United Nations

Introduction: The Use of Private Military and Security Companies by the United Nations

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UN Debates the Impact of Mercenaries on Human Rights

UN Debates the Impact of Mercenaries on Human Rights United Nations, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The UN Working Group for the Use of Mercenaries is holding a forum aimed at evaluating the impact of the privatization of war on human … Continue reading

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Contracting for Stability: The Potential Use of Private Military Contractors as a United Nations Rapid-Reaction Force

Contracting for Stability: The Potential Use of Private Military Contractors as a United Nations Rapid-Reaction Force

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Exploring PSC–military relations: Swedish officers and the private security sector in peace operations

Exploring PSC–military relations: Swedish officers and the private security sector in peace operations

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Is the World Ready for Private Military Companies as Peacekeepers?

Is the World Ready for Private Military Companies as Peacekeepers? By Tanya Rohatgi on 01/07/2016 Private contractors can provide immediate relief to a conflict-torn region, but run the risk of damaging the very fabric of the international state system in … Continue reading

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The U.N.’s mercenary problem

The U.N.’s mercenary problem By Thomas E. Ricks June 23, 2016 Last fall, a former mercenary with the South African firm Executive Outcomes published a comic book account of his involvement in the civil war in Sierra Leone. The war … Continue reading

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United Nations Intervention in Civil Conflicts and the Utility of Private Military Security Companies

United Nations Intervention in Civil Conflicts and the Utility of Private Military Security Companies

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Addressing the accountability challenges of international policing in peace support operations

Addressing the accountability challenges of international policing in peace support operations

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Preliminary findings by the UN Working Group on the use mercenaries on his Mission to Ukraine

Preliminary findings by the UN Working Group on the use mercenaries on his Mission to Ukraine KYIV, UKRAINE (18 March 2016) Ms Olga Patricia Arias Barriga, member of the Working Group: I would like to present the preliminary findings of … Continue reading

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UN Working Group on the use mercenaries Mission to European Union institutions: Preliminary findings

UN Working Group on the use mercenaries Mission to European Union institutions: Preliminary findings Brussels, Belgium (29 April 2016) The Working Group on the use of mercenaries, represented by Chairperson Ms. Elzbieta Karska, undertook a visit to the European Union … Continue reading

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