Mercenaries have existed since the earliest recorded armed conflict. However, recent trends in the conduct of armed conflict have raised questions over the problem of mercenaries and their status in the laws of war. The Article discusses some of the problems encountered in attempts to regulate the incidence of mercenarism and the norms of international law that govern the treatment of mercenaries in armed conflict.
The Current Status of Mercenaries in the Law of Armed Conflict,
14 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 67
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