Private military and security companies : 35th round table on current issues of international humanitarian law (Sanremo, 6th-8th September 2012) / International Institute of Humanitarian Law ; ed. Benoît D'Aboville ; associated ed. Gian Luca Beruto
Contient notamment : The Montreux document / P. Spoerri. - Status of private military security companies under international humanitarian law / N. Melzer. - Detention activities by PMSCs / K. Gallagher. - International, corporate and individual responsability for the conduct of private military and security companies / A. Carcano. - Regulating and monitoring private military and security companies in United Nations peacekeeping operations / S. Mathias. - Regulating and monitoring PMSCs in NATO operations / A. Munoz-Mosquera and N. Chalanouli. - Regulating and monitoring the privatization of maritime security / N. Ronzitti. - IHL training for and by PMSCs / M. Linning. - Industry needs and strategies for IHL training / S.White. - Rights and accountability in development / T. Feeney. - Private military security companies regulation : the way forward / A. Bryden
Private Military and Security Companies have been operating for several years now in different situations of local or regional insecurity, also in support of international peacekeeping operations, and have even been directly or indirectly involved in armed conflicts. The involvement of private actors in armed conflict is not at all a new phenomenon. The presence of private contractors on the theatre of hostilities has historically been a fact of life. However, during the last decade the involvement of PMSCs in armed conflicts evolved tremendously in scale and function thus increasing their impact on the humanitarian domain. The book includes the contributions submitted by international experts, scholars and practitioners to the XXXV Round Table on current issues of International Humanitarian Law. They tackle a number of crucial questions concerning International Humanitarian Law and Private Military and Security Companies, inter alia, the status, rights and obligations of PMSCs, their clients and employees, and the regime of responsibility under International Law.