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The Historical Background as Factor Favoring the Occurrence of Mercenaries and the Contemporary Role of Mercenarism in the Context of International Law

The Historical Background as Factor Favoring the Occurrence of Mercenaries and the Contemporary Role of Mercenarism in the Context of International Law

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Normative Power under Contract? Commercial Support to European Crisis Management Operations

International Peacekeeping Volume 21, Issue 1, 2014 Normative Power under Contract? Commercial Support to European Crisis Management Operations Francesco Giumelli* & Eugenio Cusumano pages 37-55 Published online: 07 Mar 2014 Abstract The increasing privatization of military and stability operations has … Continue reading

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Determining the Status of Private Military Companies Under International Law: A Quest to Solve Accountability Issues in Armed Conflicts

Determining the Status of Private Military Companies Under International Law: A Quest to Solve Accountability Issues in Armed Conflicts P.R. Kalidhass Jawaharlal Nehru University – Centre for International Legal Studies (CILS) June 29, 2014 Amsterdam Law Forum, Volume 6, Spring … Continue reading

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Private military contractors, war crimes and international humanitarian law

Private military contractors, war crimes and international humanitarian law

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Private Military Contractors: Deplore or Deploy? – Lessons from the ‘Blackwater Scandal’ in Iraq

Title: Private Military Contractors: Deplore or Deploy? – Lessons from the ‘Blackwater Scandal’ in Iraq Author: Dam, C.T. ten Journal Title: Forum of EthnoGeoPolitics Issue: 2 Volume: 1 Start Page: 20 End Page: 47 Pages: 28 Issue Date: 2013-10-30 Abstract: … Continue reading

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Holding Blackwater Accountable: Private Security Contractors and the Protections of Use Immunity

Holding Blackwater Accountable: Private Security Contractors and the Protections of Use Immunity Emily Kelly, Boston College Law SchoolFollow Abstract Private security contractors who commit crimes abroad enjoy extensive protection from prosecution. When private security contractors discharge weapons without authorization, the … Continue reading

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How Blackwater Takes Uncle Sam for a Ride – and Why He Likes It. A Model of Moral Hazard and Limited Commitment

  Fahn, Matthias and Hadjer, Tahmina Sadat (May 2014): How Blackwater Takes Uncle Sam for a Ride – and Why He Likes It. A Model of Moral Hazard and Limited Commitment. Discussion Papers in Economics 2014-12 PDF 534kB Abstract Private … Continue reading

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‘Guns for Hire, Death on Demand’: The Permissibility of U.S. Outsourcing of Drone Attacks to Civilian Surrogates of the Armed Forces and Challenges to Traditional Just War Theory

‘Guns for Hire, Death on Demand’: The Permissibility of U.S. Outsourcing of Drone Attacks to Civilian Surrogates of the Armed Forces and Challenges to Traditional Just War Theory Kevin H. Govern Ave Maria School of Law ; California University of … Continue reading

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The South African Defence Review (2012) and Private Military/Security Companies (PMSCs): Heralding a Shift from Prohibition to Regulation?

The South African Defence Review (2012) and Private Military/Security Companies (PMSCs): Heralding a Shift from Prohibition to Regulation? Laurence Juma Rhodes University – Law James Tsabora Rhodes University December 10, 2013 Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2013 … Continue reading

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Regulating the Global Security Industry: A Liberal Normative Perspective

Regulating the Global Security Industry: A Liberal Normative Perspective Author: Krieg, Andreas Source: St Antony’s International Review, Volume 9, Number 2, February 2014, pp. 39-53(15)  Abstract: As the global security industry is expanding both in terms of the geographical scope in … Continue reading

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