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War by contract : human rights, humanitarian law, and private contractors

Author: Francesco Francioni; Natalino Ronzitti
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The conduct of armed conflict is increasingly being outsourced to private military and security companies, whose legal position remains unclear. This book identifies and analyses the human rights and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Francioni; Natalino Ronzitti
ISBN: 9780199604555 019960455X
OCLC Number: 780822731
Description: XLIV, 532 str. ; 24 cm.
Contents: SECURITY AND POLICY PERSPECTIVES ; 1. Policy Prospects for Regulating Private Military and Security Companies ; 2. The Use of Private Contractors in the Fight against Piracy: Policy Options ; HUMAN RIGHTS ; 3. The Role of Human Rights in the Regulation of Private Military and Security Companies ; 4. The Impact of the EU Human Rights System on Operations of Private Military and Security Companies ; 5. The Role of the Home State in Ensuring Compliance with Human Rights by Private Military Contractors ; 6. Positive Human Rights Obligations of the Hiring State in Connection with the Provision of Coercive Services by a Private Military And Security Company ; 7. Duties to Prevent, Investigate and Redress Human Rights Violations by Private Military and Security Companies: The Role of the Host State ; 8. Adjudicating Human Rights Violations Committed by Private Contractors in Conflict Situations before the European Court of Human Rights ; 9. The Right to Life and Self-Defence of Private Military and Security Contractors in Armed Conflict ; INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW ; 10. Private Military and Security Companies in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Ius ad Bellum and Ius in Bello Issues ; 11. Private Military Companies as "Persons who Accompany the Armed Forces" ; 12. Private Military and Security Companies in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Ius ad Bellum and Ius in Bello Issues ; 13. Children's Rights: The Potential Impact of Private Military and Security Companies ; 14. Women and Private Military and Security Companies ; 15. Private Military and Security Companies and the EU's Crisis Management: Perspectives under Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law ; 16. Old Concepts and New Challenges: Are Private Contractors the Mercenaries of the 21st Century? ; ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY OF PRIVATE CONTRACTORS ; 17. The Role of International Regulatory Initiatives on Business and Human Rights for Holding Private Military and Security Contractors to Account ; 18. Codes of Conduct for Private Military and Security Companies: The State of Self-regulation in the Industry ; 19. Institutional Responsibility for Private Military and Security Contractors ; 20. State Responsibility for Conduct of PMSC Violating Ius ad Bellum ; CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LIABILITY OF PRIVATE MILITARY AND SECURITY COMPANIES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES ; 21. The Criminal Responsibility of PMSC Personnel under International Humanitarian Law ; 22. Immunity for Private Contractors: Legal Hurdles or Political Snags? ; 23. Liability in Tort of Private Military and Security Companies: Jurisdictional Issues and Applicable Law
Responsibility: edited by Francesco Francioni and Natalino Ronzitti.

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