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'Private Military and Security Companies' og Retfærdig Krig: En komparativ analyse af militære aktørers adfærd i Irak og Afghanistan  

Dyrholm, Ulrikke LU and Hemme, Selina Krogh LU (2018) FKVA22 20172
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The use of private military and security companies (PMSC) is a growing part of the new wars. They lack accountability compared to state military. The aim of the paper is to examine how accountability affects the degree of which the behaviour of the military actors is aligned with just war theory in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our object of the study is state military and PMSCs who's behaviour we compare to illustrate differences and resemblances. The International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is used, to indicate if their acts are in accordance with the just war theory. The comparative analysis first appraises the military actors' methods and means and second their civilian casualties. We find that poorer accountability of the military actors results... (More)
The use of private military and security companies (PMSC) is a growing part of the new wars. They lack accountability compared to state military. The aim of the paper is to examine how accountability affects the degree of which the behaviour of the military actors is aligned with just war theory in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our object of the study is state military and PMSCs who's behaviour we compare to illustrate differences and resemblances. The International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is used, to indicate if their acts are in accordance with the just war theory. The comparative analysis first appraises the military actors' methods and means and second their civilian casualties. We find that poorer accountability of the military actors results in a lesser degree of just war. Therefore, to ensure just war, it is important that the military actors can be held accountable for their acts. (Less)
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author
Dyrholm, Ulrikke LU and Hemme, Selina Krogh LU
supervisor
organization
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FKVA22 20172
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Just war, PMSCs, accountability, IHL, Iraq, Afghanistan  
language
Danish
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8931331
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2018-05-23 15:17:30
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  abstract     = {The use of private military and security companies (PMSC) is a growing part of the new wars. They lack accountability compared to state military. The aim of the paper is to examine how accountability affects the degree of which the behaviour of the military actors is aligned with just war theory in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our object of the study is state military and PMSCs who's behaviour we compare to illustrate differences and resemblances. The International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is used, to indicate if their acts are in accordance with the just war theory. The comparative analysis first appraises the military actors' methods and means and second their civilian casualties. We find that poorer accountability of the military actors results in a lesser degree of just war. Therefore, to ensure just war, it is important that the military actors can be held accountable for their acts.},
  author       = {Dyrholm, Ulrikke and Hemme, Selina Krogh},
  keyword      = {Just war,PMSCs,accountability,IHL,Iraq,Afghanistan  },
  language     = {dan},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {'Private Military and Security Companies' og Retfærdig Krig: En komparativ analyse af militære aktørers adfærd i Irak og Afghanistan  },
  year         = {2018},
}