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Dominik Zimmermann

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Founder of the International Law Observer.

Private Security Companies and immunity from prosecution

Thanks to a recent post over at OpinioJuris.com my attention was drawn to the fact that the Iraqi government plans to revoke the immunity from prosecution granted to so-called private security companies operating in the country. This immunity is currently based on CPA (Coalition Provision Authority) Order 17. According to a spokesperson, the Iraqi government „decided to scrap the article pertaining to security companies operating in Iraq that was issued by the CPA (Coalition Provision Authority) in 2004“. This obviously should be linked to the claim filed in the USA against Blackwater, on which we reported earlier. But what might…