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Commercial Security in Humanitarian and Post-Conflict Settings: An Exploratory Study

Published:
1 March 2006
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Global
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Commercial Security in Humanitarian and Post-Conflict Settings: An Exploratory Study

Commercial security is increasingly present in humanitarian and post-conflict settings. The UN has even considered using commercial security to solve peacekeeping shortfalls. Yet using commercial security in these settings raises difficult ethical, operational and strategic questions. This exploratory study begins to describe the decentralized, ad hoc use of commercial security in these settings, in an attempt to provoke the further research and discussion needed before these questions can be adequately answered.

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