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Author Tonkin, Hannah, 1981-

Title State control over private military and security companies in armed conflict [electronic resource] / Hannah Tonkin.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xxiv, 310 p.
Series Cambridge studies in international and comparative law
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The private security industry uncovered; 2. State obligations and state responsibility; 3. The attribution of PMSC conduct to the hiring state; 4. Obligations of the host state; 5. Obligations of the hiring state; 6. Obligations of the home state; Conclusion.
Summary "The past two decades have witnessed the rapid growth and consolidation of the global private security industry. Tens of thousands of contractors working for private military and security companies (PMSCs) now provide a wide range of services to states, international organisations, corporations and non-governmental organisations around the world. Many PMSCs operate in zones of armed conflict, where they carry out functions that were formerly the exclusive domain of the armed forces. In this context, PMSCs have performed coercive activities such as offensive combat, armed security and the detention and interrogation of prisoners, as well as non-coercive activities such as military advice and training, transport, housing and intelligence collection and analysis"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
Mercenary troops -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Private military companies -- Law and legislation.
Private security services -- Law and legislation.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107008014 (hardback)
9781139115636 (e-book)

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