Private Military Companies & International Law: Building New Ladders of Legal Accountability & Responsibility

Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto, Benedict SHEEHY

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The Private Military Company ("PMC") is a relatively new and growing phenomenon. An urgent and ongoing problem facing courts and policy makers is the accountability of PMCs. This article proposes new approaches to developing accountability by examining the potential of two well-established doctrines: command responsibility and state responsibility.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-132
Number of pages35
JournalCardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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