Corporate actors: The legal status of mercenaries in armed conflict

30 September 2006 Katherine Fallah

This article critically surveys the conventional law as it applies to mercenaries, and considers the extent to which corporate actors might meet the legal definitions of a "mercenary". It demonstrates that even mercenaries receive protection under international humanitarian law.

About the author

Katherine Fallah
Research Associate

Ph.D. candidate at the University of Sydney, presently working as a Research Associate to the Judges of the Federal Court of Australia.