State Control Over Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflict (BOK)

Hannah Tonkin

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The past two decades have witnessed the rapid proliferation of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in armed conflicts around the world, with PMSCs participating in, for example, offensive combat, prisoner interrogation and the provision of advice and training. The extensive outsourcing of military and security activities has challenged conventional conceptions of the state as the primary holder of coercive power and raised concerns about the reduction in state control over the use of violence. Hannah Tonkin critically analyses the international obligations on three key states - the hiring state, the home state and the host state of a PMSC - and identifies the circumstances in which PMSC misconduct may give rise to state responsibility. This analysis will facilitate the assessment of state responsibility in cases of PMSC misconduct and set standards to guide states in developing their domestic laws and policies on private security.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Hannah Tonkin
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107008014
Antall sider 338 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 660 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form International humanitarian law