IRRC No. 863

Corporate actors: The legal status of mercenaries in armed conflict

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This article critically surveys the conventional law as it applies to mercenaries, and considers the extent to which corporate actors might meet the legal definitions of a "mercenary". It demonstrates that even mercenaries receive protection under international humanitarian law.

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