Type: Working Paper
EU Operations and Private Military Contractors: Issues of Corporate and Institutional Responsibility
Working Paper, EUI AEL, 2009/07, PRIV-WAR Project
WHITE, Nigel D., MACLEOD, Sorcha, EU Operations and Private Military Contractors: Issues of Corporate and Institutional Responsibility, EUI AEL, 2009/07, PRIV-WAR Project - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/11408
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The European Union has developed its security competence since 1992, thus putting pressure on its Member States to provide troops for the increasing number of EU peace operations being deployed to different areas of the globe. But with national militaries being rationalized and contracted the EU will inevitably follow the lead of the US, the UK, and the UN and start to use Private Military Contractors to undertake some of the functions of peace operations. This article explores the consequences of this trend from the perspective of the accountability and responsibility of both the corporation and the institution when the employees of PMCs commit violations of human rights law and, if applicable, international humanitarian law.
Cadmus permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/11408
External link: www.priv-war.eu
Series/Number: EUI AEL; 2009/07; PRIV-WAR Project
Keyword(s): Law Regulation Human Rights Security Accountability OECD European Commission European Parliament Legal Personality
Sponsorship and Funder information:
The ‘Regulating Privatisation of “War”: The Role of the EU in Assuring the Compliance with International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights” (PRIV-WAR) project is funded by the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme under grant agreement no. 217405.