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The Resource Privatizing war : private military and security companies under public international law, Lindsey Cameron and Vincent Chetail

Privatizing war : private military and security companies under public international law, Lindsey Cameron and Vincent Chetail

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Privatizing war : private military and security companies under public international law
Title
Privatizing war
Title remainder
private military and security companies under public international law
Statement of responsibility
Lindsey Cameron and Vincent Chetail
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cameron, Lindsey
Index
index present
LC call number
KZ6418.5
LC item number
.C36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Chetail, Vincent
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  • Private military companies (International law)
  • Non-state actors (International relations)
  • Private security services
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Privatizing war : private military and security companies under public international law, Lindsey Cameron and Vincent Chetail
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xxxv, 720 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139505864
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Privatizing war : private military and security companies under public international law, Lindsey Cameron and Vincent Chetail
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xxxv, 720 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139505864
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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