The Role of Private Military and Security CompaniesCorporate Dogs of War or Civilians Operating in Hostile Environments?

The Role of Private Military and Security Companies: Corporate Dogs of War or Civilians Operating in Hostile Environments?

  • Autores: Frauke Renz
  • Localización: Schweizerische zeitschrift für internationales und europäischees recht = Revue suisse de droit international et droit européen, ISSN 1019-0406, Vol. 27, Nº 3, 2017, págs. 305-332
  • Idioma: inglés
  • Resumen
    • Private Military and Security Companies perform a wide range of roles during non-international armed conflicts. While many of those roles have been assessed thoroughly, the roles of contractors involved in combat air patrol missions have remained understudied. Major militaries worldwide are increasingly relying on drone warfare and make use of private contractors under international humanitarian law to determine their rights and how those correpond to their contractual obligations. This article argues that contractors analyzing intelligence are likely to directly participate in hostilities while those piloting and operating the drones potentially perform an inherently governmental function and thus blur the line between the public and the private sector. Their work might e
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