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Public International Law and Human Rights Violations by Private Military and Security Companies

Editors: Torroja, Helena (Ed.)

  • Focuses on human security and the impact of PMSCs on the protection of human rights
  • Addresses soft-law initiatives in addition to existing international hard-law norms to regulate PMSCs
  • Examines the possibility of introducing an international minimum standard to regulate the industry with a view to assisting policymakers, the Working Group on Mercenaries, civil society, etc
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This book explores the human rights consequences of the new mercenarism, as channeled through so-called private military and security companies (PMSCs), and offers an overview of the evolution and status quo of both non-legal (soft law and self-regulation) and legal initiatives seeking to limit them. It addresses various topics, including the impact of the presence of non-state actors on human security using the cases of Afghanistan and Syria; research on PMSCs’ impact on human rights in specific cases; the insufficiency and ineffectiveness of existing direct and indirect legal prohibitions on the use of mercenaries; various aspects of international human rights law and international humanitarian law related to the conduct of PMSCs; soft-law and self-regulation mechanisms; and the international minimum standard in general international law regarding the privatization, export, import, and contracting of PMSCs. 

About the authors

Helena Torroja, University of Barcelona, Law School, Barcelona, Spain

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Torroja, Helena

    Pages 1-6

  • Afghanistan and Syria: Nonstate Actors and Their Negative Impact on Human Security

    Laborie, Mario

    Pages 7-29

  • Delimitation and Presence of PMSCs: Impact on Human Rights

    Daza, Felipe

    Pages 31-57

  • The Ineffectiveness of the Current Definition of a “Mercenary” in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law

    Prado, José L. Gómez

    Pages 59-81

  • Private Military and Security Companies and Human Rights

    Lopez, Carlos

    Pages 83-103

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66098-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66097-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public International Law and Human Rights Violations by Private Military and Security Companies
Editors
  • Helena Torroja
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66098-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66098-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66097-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 158
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 illustrations in colour
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