Saturday, April 05, 2008

Yet another student-authored piece on criminal jurisdiction over private contractors

It seems that jurisdiction over private contractors in contingency operation areas is becoming the student-written law review publication topic of the quarter. Here's a link to Jonathan Finer, Recent Developments, Holstering the Hired Guns: New Accountability Measures for Private Security Contractors, 33 Yale J. Int'l L. 259 (2008). (The link will open to another recent development -- scroll down to page 259.)

UPDATE (By No Man): Thanks to Anonymous, we now learn that Mr. Finer is well versed in the Baghdad landscape. See here Mr. Finer's tour in Iraq as WaPo correspondent, now on leave from his writing duities at Yale Law.

1 comment:

John O'Connor said...

It seems to me that this "recent development" is not designed to be a comprehensive look at criminal and tort liability for government contractors suppoting the armed services, so I won't take issue with some of the more superficial treatment of the jurisdictional issues. I can say that the description of the status and remaining issues of the one tort case on which the author focuses is incomprehensible wrong.