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Sazonova, K.L. International legal aspects and issues regarding responsibility in case of involvement of private military and security companies in the peacekeeping operations of the UNO

Published in journal "Law and Politics", 2014-4 in rubric "XXI century International law", pages 477-485.

Resume: The activities of private military and security companies is now one of the most dynamically growing segments of the business sphere on security guarantees. However, the largest quantity of legal issues appears, when private military and security enterprises are involved in the sphere, which is not associated with the private sector, such as peacekeeping and protection of global security. Involvement of such companies to implementation of the peacekeeping function of the UNO causes a large number of legal questions, which need to be addressed and analyzed. In the process of writing the article the author used the documents of the United Nations Organizations, compared the positions of the UN officials on the issue of involvement of private structures to implementation of the foremost important peacekeeping function of the organization. The author also analyzed various and at times contradictory opinions of the representatives of the international legal doctrine. It is obvious that since in late years there was a growing number of situation of involvement of private military and security companies in the peacemaking activities of the UN, the analysis of the legal aspects of such participation becomes more and more topical. Additionally, there is an obvious disproportion in the academic world, since the Western legal scholars actively publish their opinions on this issue, while there is almost no publications on this issue among the Russian scholars.

Keywords: International responsibility, international law, peacekeeping operations, use of force, peacekeeping, the United Nations Organization, private military companies, legal aspects, mercenaries, conflicts.

DOI: 10.7256/1811-9018.2014.4.11357

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