Strange bedfellows : private military companies and humanitarian organizations
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Wisconsin international law journal, Vol. 33, issue 4, Spring 2016, p. 639-666
As aid workers are increasingly targeted in conflict zones, international humanitarian organizations and non-governmental organizations are turning to private military and security companies ("PMSCs") to provide security for their operations. This article examines the legalities of such an arrangement under international humanitarian law, as well as the ongoing debates regarding the militarization of humanitarian aid, and the ongoing efforts to regulate PMSCs on both a domestic and an international level.