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U.S. Government Contractors and Human Trafficking

Two Case Studies of Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • Presents case studies from Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • Highlights crucial legal and regulatory issues affecting PMCs

  • Provides information on the operation of PMCs within international law

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. From Workers to Victims: Human Trafficking and Forced Labor of Third Country Nationals by U.S. Government Contractor KBR, Inc. in Iraq

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 3-7
    3. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 9-16
    4. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 17-28
    5. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 29-35
    6. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 37-40
    7. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 41-49
    8. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 51-53
    9. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 55-57
  3. From Peacekeepers to Perpetrators: Case Study of Private Contractor DynCorp and Their Complicity in Sex Trafficking in Post-War Bosnia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 61-66
    3. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 67-70
    4. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 71-75
    5. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 77-82
    6. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 83-94
    7. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 95-104
    8. Celline Cole, Resy Vermeltfoort
      Pages 105-107
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 109-118

About this book

Introduction

This Brief examines the role of United States private military contractors (PMCs) in human trafficking and forced labor in case studies of Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Through the lens of these cases, the authors explore the legal and regulatory deficiencies surrounding PMCs in conflict zones, and the role of international criminal law in this context. It uses an integrative model of  state corporate crime as a theoretical and analytical framework.

This work will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, as well as those involved in the field of criminal law and human rights law, as well as political science. It will also be of interest for policy makers, legislators and others working in international law and diplomacy.

Keywords

Private Military Contractors (PMCs) Human Trafficking Labor Trafficking Conflict Zones State Corporate Crime International Law Military Privitization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.HeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.AmsterdamThe Netherlands

About the authors

Celline Cole studied psychology, criminology, and international criminal justice in Heidelberg and Amsterdam. She is a 2016 cum laude graduate of the M.Sc. program International Crimes and Criminology at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam where she also worked as a researcher at the Center for International Criminal Justice (CICJ). Her main research and personal interests are human trafficking, mental health and human rights, and psychosocial interventions in conflict zones. Celline recently completed a four-month internship in the Mental Health Policy and Service Development team at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva and is currently pursuing a further graduate degree in clinical psychology at Freie Universität Berlin.

Resy Vermeltfoort holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science and graduated from the M.Sc. program International Crimes and Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. She worked as a Human Rights and Advocacy Officer at Refugee Law Project, a community outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere University, Uganda. During her time with Refugee Law Project her thematic areas of focus were transitional justice and gender-based violence against men and boys during conflict. Resy currently works on the topics of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Vietnam.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title U.S. Government Contractors and Human Trafficking
  • Book Subtitle Two Case Studies of Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Authors Celline Cole
    Resy Vermeltfoort
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Criminology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Criminology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70827-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-70826-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-70827-0
  • Series ISSN 2192-8533
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-8541
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 118
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Trafficking
    International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict
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