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Title: State crime : irregulars and counter insurgency
Authors: Moran, Jonathan P.
First Published: 1-Oct-2015
Publisher: Pluto Journals
Citation: State Crime, 2015, 4 (2), pp. 154-174
Abstract: This article examines state crime in the area of the use of irregulars in counter-insurgency. Irregulars are defined as local units who receive rudimentary training and act alongside more regular forces. They are also defined as more regular formal local units who act informally (and often unlawfully) as part of their counter-insurgency role (e.g. death squads). The article examines the important role that such irregulars have played in counter-insurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan and highlights the human rights violations that their use has encouraged. This area is an important area for future research.
DOI Link: 10.13169/statecrime.4.2.0154
ISSN: 2046-6056
eISSN: 2046-6064
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2015 International State Crime Initiative published by Pluto Journals. Archived after a 6-month embargo with permission.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Politics and International Relations

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