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dc.contributor.authorCALDERAI, Valentina
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-29T08:27:10Z
dc.date.available2010-09-29T08:27:10Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn1830-7728
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/14558
dc.description.abstractA growing body of literature has focused in recent years on the potentialities for market mechanisms to improve the enforcement of international human rights law against the breaches committed by private military and security companies (“PMSCs”) employed by sovereign entities. Yet, of all the avenues known by the law of contract to increase the degree of compliance with international law, none is ever included in the contracts between the States and PMSCs. This paper gives an account of this reluctancy on the part of the States, based on a survey of the contracts concluded by the U.S. administration during the first stage of the Iraq occupation and the comparative analysis of public and private organizations. In contrast to domestic outsourcing, the provision of military force takes place in conditions of high bilateral dependency, social embeddedness, specific contractual hazards, that taken together deter from traditional methods of contract enforcement (litigation and arbitration) and emphasize mechanisms based on reputational mechanisms and hierarchy . These limitations should be attentively considered in shaping the role of contract standardization into a comprehensive regulatory strategy at national and international level.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI MWP;2010/31
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectPrivate Military and Security Companies Regulationen
dc.subjectPrivatisationen
dc.subjectContract Lawen
dc.subjectTransactions costsen
dc.titleThe Privatization of Military and Security Services and the Limits of Contract Lawen
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