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The Legal Regime Applicable to Private Military and Security Company Personnel in Armed Conflicts


ISBN13: 9783319422305
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £104.50



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This book investigates the modern privatisation of war. It specifically focuses on the legal regime regulating private military and security company (PMSC) personnel in armed conflicts. The law regulating PMSC personnel is analysed from two perspectives. Firstly, can one of the three following legal statuses established by international humanitarian law - "mercenary", "combatant" or "civilian" - be applied to PMSC personnel? Secondly, the book employs a context-dependent methodology to explore the legal regime regulating PMSC personnel. It argues that the legal regime regulating PMSC personnel in armed conflicts depends on who hires them: individual states, the United Nations, non-governmental organisations, or armed groups. This approach represents a departure from previous literature, where attention has primarily been paid to the use of PMSCs by states.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Chapter: 1 Introduction
Chapter: 2 The Legal Status of Private Military and Security Company Personnel Used by States
Chapter: 3 The Legal Status of Private Military and Security Company Personnel Protecting Humanitarian Organisations
Chapter: 4 The Legal Status of Private Military and Security Company Personnel Participating in UN Peacekeeping Operations
Chapter: 5 The Legal Status of Private Military and Security Company Personnel Used by Armed Groups in Non-International Armed Conflicts
Chapter: 6 Applicability of International Law to Private Military and Security Companies and their Personnel
Chapter: 7 International Efforts to Regulate the Activities of Private Military and Security
Companies and their Personnel
Chapter: 8 General Conclusion.