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dc.contributor.authorWallace, Stuarten
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-23T09:56:49Z
dc.date.available2017-02-23T09:56:49Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/262727
dc.description.abstractThe right to an effective remedy for victims of human rights abuses perpetrated by companies remains weak in international law. A host of substantive and procedural legal issues prevent victims from seeking redress in national and international courts. This problem is particularly acute where victims seek redress for abuses perpetrated by private military and security companies. The nature of these companies’ activities and their regular deployment overseas make it difficult to hold them accountable for human rights abuses. This article examines whether non-judicial mechanisms can provide effective remedies against these private military and security companies for their human rights abuses where judicial remedies have failed. The article establishes the parameters of an effective remedy under international human rights law and proceeds to assess whether two specific examples of non-judicial remedies, the International Code of Conduct Association for Private Security Providers’ grievance mechanism and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s National Contact Point system, offer human rights-compliant remedies.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis article is based on a report written in February 2016 for the FRAME project. The FRAME project -‘Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies’ – is funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration (Grant Agreement No 320000).
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBoston University
dc.titlePrivate Security Companies and Human Rights: Are Non-Judicial Remedies Effective?en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage114
prism.issueIdentifier69en
prism.publicationNameBoston University International Law Journalen
prism.startingPage69
prism.volume35en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.8018
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-05-09en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-05-09en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2017-02-07en


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