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Humanitarian Law and Direct Participation in Hostilties by Private Contractors or Civilian Employees

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Michael N. Schmitt

Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law; University of Exeter Law School; Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

Examines the IHL concept of direct participation by civilians in hostilities, with particular emphasis on the US experience with contractors and civilian employees. Predated the ICRC's Interpretive Guidance on the subject and was one of the papers informing the workings of the expert group.

Keywords: IHL, humanitarian law, law of armed conflict, direct participation, civilians

Suggested Citation

Schmitt, Michael N., Humanitarian Law and Direct Participation in Hostilties by Private Contractors or Civilian Employees (2005). Chicago Journal of International Law, Vol. 5, 2004-2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1610014

Michael Schmitt (Contact Author)

Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.usnwc.edu/Academics/Faculty/Michael-Schmitt.aspx

University of Exeter Law School ( email )

Exeter, EX4 4QJ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/staff/mschmitt/

Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point ( email )

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West Point, NY 10996
United States

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