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Privatizing War free pdf A growing number of states use private military and security companies (PMSCs) for a variety of tasks, which were traditionally fulfilled by soldiers. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the law that applies to PMSCs active in situations of armed conflict, focusing on international humanitarian law. It examines the limits in international law on how states may use private actors, taking the debate beyond the question of whether PMSCs are mercenaries. The authors delve into issues such as how PMSCs are bound by humanitarian law, whether their staff are civilians or combatants, and how the use of force in self-defence relates to direct participation in hostilities, a key issue for an industry that operates by exploiting the right to use force in self-defence. Throughout, the authors identify how existing legal obligations, including under state and individual criminal responsibility should play a role in the regulation of the industry.

About Vincent Chetail

Lindsey Cameron is a Legal Adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross. Prior to joining the ICRC, she worked as a researcher in the faculty of law at the University of Geneva. She has also worked for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the Balkans and at the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Canada. Vincent Chetail is Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He is also Director of the Global Migration Centre and formerly the Research Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. His main field of interest relates to the various branches of international law applicable in times of armed conflicts.

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Author : Vincent Chetail
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 07 March 2013
ISBN : 1107032407
EAN : 9781107032408
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 754 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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