Enforcement of international law obligations concerning private military security corporations

Collins, Pauline (2014) Enforcement of international law obligations concerning private military security corporations. University of Tasmania Law Review, 33 (1). pp. 28-55. ISSN 0082-2108

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Abstract

This article considers the possibility of holding states responsible for wrongful acts committed by private military security corporations. The use of juridical entities in conflict zones present difficulties for accountability where they commit offences and breach international obligations. The Blackwater killings of Iraqi civilians in 2007 and the prospects of holding the corporate entity or the State accountable are utilised as a focal point for discussion. This article concludes that greater thought is required if victims are to be assured of genuine redress for wrongs.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: See also available at: http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=905944878713888;res=IELAPA
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2015 05:03
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 05:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: private military security companies, International legal obligations, enforcement; torts; law enforcement; military bases; customary law; human rights -Law and legislation
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180116 International Law (excl. International Trade Law)
Socio-Economic Objective: A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810199 Defence not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26021

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