Purpose – This paper aims to raise awareness and the level of debate on a significant new development in international law. Design/methodology/approach – The paper takes a historical overview in considering current approaches to the phenomenon of private military corporations (PMCs) and uses case examples to discuss the issues raised. Findings – The paper concludes that the phenomenon raises many issues that need further analysis, such as the outcome of this phenomenon on the future of democracy in sovereign states. Research limitations/implications – The topic allows for much further research into such matters as definitional, jurisdictional and enforceability issues with regard to corporate entities known as PMCs. Practical implications – For peace and human rights to prevail in democracies in which the state maintains the monopoly on the use of force, the paper argues that PMCs should be prohibited rather than subjected to mere regulation. Originality/value – The paper is the first to use the term “preyfits” in describing the actions of transnational corporations. While most scholars argue for regulation of PMCs, this paper argues for their total prohibition.
Social Responsibility Journal – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 1, 2008
Keywords: International law; War
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