The private military company complex in central and southern Africa : the problematic application of international humanitarian law
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Global studies law review, Vol. 12, no. 1, 2013, p. 205-226
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The article discusses that the international humanitarian laws has been designed to control state armies and to protect human rights during armed conflict. It addresses that three major issues discussed in Geneva Convention regarding a major role of Private Military Companies (PMC), a private armed security service, in Africa. It expresses four penalty options for PMC regulation with uniform legislative approach regarding mercenary conduct and completely bans PMC use.