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Private Military/Security Companies Operating in Situations of Armed Conflict: a gap in human rights and humanitarian law?

23-05-2006 Event

Tuesday 23 May 2006 at 18:30 - London
LSE Human Rights public debate in association with the ICRC.

Event Info

Where: Geneva

The number of private military/security companies operating in situations of armed conflict has grown exponentially in recent years. Has international and national law kept pace with the expansion of these companies? How can they be held accountable for the actions of their staff?

Andy Bearpark is chair of the New British Association of Private Security Companies. Dr Chaloka Beyani is senior lecturer in law at LSE. Emanuela-Chiara Gillard is a legal adviser at the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Kim Sengupta is a journalist with The Independent.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.
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