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

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Michael N. Schmitt

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

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 N. Schmitt (Contact Author)

University of Reading School of Law ( email )

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Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point ( email )

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

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Newport, RI 02841
United States

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