Business goes to war: private military/security companies and international humanitarian law

This article examines the key legal issues raised by PMCs/PSCs operating in situations of armed conflict, including the status of the staff of these companies and their responsibilities under international humanitarian law; the responsibilities of the states that hire them; and those of the states in whose territory PMCs/PSCs are incorporated or operate.

About the author

Emanuela-Chiara Gillard
Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict

Emanuela-Chiara Gillard is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and a Research Associate at the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations.

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