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The Status of Private Military Contractors Under International Humanitarian Law


Won Kidane


Seattle University School of Law

2010

Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, Vol. 38, p. 361, 2010

Abstract:     
One of the serious problems that the new administration faces is undoubtedly the regulation and use of private military contractors on “the war on terror”. The private military industry is largely unregulated at the national level. Its status under international law is also poorly understood. This article assesses the legal status of this industry, characterizes the various functions, demonstrates the difficulty of regulating the industry as a unitary entity, and identifies the appropriate set of international standards that the new administration and Congress as well as the larger international legal community could employ in evaluating regulatory options.

Keywords: status of military contractors, private military contractors, private military companies, military contractors, private armies, combatants, humanitarian law, international humanitarian law, IHL, military contractor accountability

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Date posted: April 4, 2012  

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Kidane, Won, The Status of Private Military Contractors Under International Humanitarian Law (2010). Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, Vol. 38, p. 361, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1664640

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Won Kidane (Contact Author)
Seattle University School of Law ( email )
901 12th Avenue
Sullivan Hall
Seattle, WA 98122
United States
206-398-4390 (Phone)
206-398-4036 (Fax)

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