The privatization of Warfare, Violence and private Military and Security Companies

The Privatization of Warfare, Violence and Private Military & Security Companies: A factual and legal approach to human rights abuses by PMSC in Iraq was implemented in the framework of the international peace and non-violence program “LaOnf initiative: strengthening the conflict prevention and resolution capacities of Iraqi non-violence civil society organizations to contribute to the peace-building process in their country” funded by the Council of the City of Barcelona – Programme Barcelona Solidarity. This investigation was presented before the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to selfdetermination, on October 2011 in Geneva.

Researchers:  Jordi Palou and Leticia Armendáriz.

You can read it or download it here (with a complete list of PMSC in Iraq and legal cases included).