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The Privatization of Peacekeeping

The Privatization of Peacekeeping
Exploring Limits and Responsibility under International Law

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  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107172302

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  • Private military and security companies (PMSCs) have been used in every peace operation since 1990, and reliance on them is increasing at a time when peace operations themselves are becoming ever more complex. This book provides an essential foundation for the emerging debate on the use of PMSCs in this context. It clarifies key issues such as whether their use complies with the principles of peacekeeping, outlines the implications of the status of private contractors as non-combatants under international humanitarian law, and identifies potential problems in holding states and international organizations responsible for their unlawful acts. Written as a clarion call for greater transparency, this book aims to inform the discussion to ensure that international lawyers and policy makers ask the right questions and take the necessary steps so that states and international organizations respect the law when endeavouring to keep peace in an increasingly privatized world.

    • Provides a solid understanding of private actors in peace operations through clear explanation of key legal issues
    • Includes a rigorous analysis of the emerging legal framework on the responsibility of international organizations, allowing new insights on the general field of responsibility
    • Written by an expert in international humanitarian law, this book is the first comprehensive study of a new phenomenon
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    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107172302
    • length: 430 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. UN Use of PMSCS: The Current Situation:
    1. Contracting by the UN: policy and practice
    2. Survey of existing opinion and practice on the possibility of PMSCs as the military component of a UN peace operation
    Part II. The Legal Framework of UN Peace Operations and the Use of PMSCS: Introduction
    3. The legal basis for peacekeeping/peace operations
    4. Principles of peacekeeping
    5. PMSCs as the military or police component of the peace operation
    6. The law applicable to peace operations
    Part III. PMSCS and Direct Participation in Hostilities: Introduction
    7. The status of PMSC personnel under IHL
    8. The impact of civilian status on the rights and duties of PMSCs: Direct Participation in Hostilities
    9. The use of force by PMSC personnel in self-defence
    10. The use of force in self-defence in peace operations
    11. Human rights law
    Part IV. Responsibility: Introduction
    12. Attribution of the actions PMSCs active in peace operations to states
    13. Responsibility of international organizations
    14. Implementation of responsibility
    15. Criminal responsibility
    Conclusion.

  • Author

    Lindsey Cameron, International Committee of the Red Cross
    Lindsey Cameron is a legal adviser in the legal division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Prior to joining the ICRC, she worked as a researcher in the Faculty of Law at the University of Geneva. She has also worked for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the Balkans and at the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Canada.

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