UN’s Use of Private Military and Security Companies in Peacekeeping Operations: Is There a Legal Basis?

@inproceedings{Linti2016UNsUO,
  title={UN’s Use of Private Military and Security Companies in Peacekeeping Operations: Is There a Legal Basis?},
  author={Tina Linti},
  year={2016}
}
PMSCs are not only hired by states, the UN makes use of PMSCs as well. Due to the UN member states’ passivity there has not been a single peacekeeping operation without the involvement of PMSCs since 1990. But is there a legal basis? The UN Charter neither provides a legal basis for peacekeeping operations nor does it mention PMSCs. For that reason peacekeeping operations were labeled Chapter VI 1⁄2 operations and the implied powers doctrine has been emphasized repeatedly as legal basis. May… Expand
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