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Private Military and Security Companies: The End of State Responsibility?

Authors
  • Sánchez, Mario Iván Urueña
Type
Published Article
Journal
Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Publisher
Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2019
Volume
10
Issue
5
Pages
72–77
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/mjss-2019-0068
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

The objective of this article is to observe the redefinition of state responsibility based on its interaction with Private Military Security Companies. The boom, consolidation and decline of these companies between the end of the Cold War era and the first decade of the 21st century pose a dilemma to international law regarding State responsibility towards security issues within its territory. The lack of effective international law mechanisms and the political agenda of the States are both limitations for preserving human dignity in institutional and humanitarian fragile contexts. Hence, an interdisciplinary approach must be considered in order to seek an alternative path to this dilemma. This research used empirical data and documental analysis to achieve this objective.

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