Journal Article

Regulating War: A Taxonomy in Global Administrative Law

Daphné Richemond-Barak

in European Journal of International Law

Published on behalf of The EJIL

Volume 22, issue 4, pages 1027-1069
Published in print November 2011 | ISSN: 0938-5428
Published online November 2011 | e-ISSN: 1464-3596 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejil/chr087
Regulating War: A Taxonomy in Global Administrative Law

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This article examines the intersection between the private security and military industry and the emerging framework of global administrative law (‘GAL’). I explore in this article one aspect of this intersection, namely the use of GAL to create a taxonomy of the industry’s regulatory schemes. The industry is characterized by a fragmented and decentralized regulatory framework, which has yet to be presented in a complete and orderly fashion. This article fills the gap by applying GAL’s methodology to the private security and military industry. Using the industry as a case study in GAL, I identify (1) international formal administration (the United Nations Working Group on Mercenaries); (2) distributed domestic administration (contract and domestic legislation); (3) hybrid modes of administration (multi-stakeholder initiatives); and (4) private modes of administration (industry associations and codes of conduct). By emphasizing – but not limiting itself to – hybrid and private modes of administration, this article describes what is an increasingly complex manifestation of global governance. Its purpose is to highlight GAL’s potential in understanding and contending with the growth of the private security and military industry.

Journal Article.  20151 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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