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[PDF] Regulating and Monitoring Private Military and Security Companies

PMSCs do have an impact on the enjoyment of human rights…“Private soldiers”….[are] individuals who can violate human rights as much as be victims of human rights violations…Summary executions, disappearances, torture…bad working conditions…lack of attention to their basic needs such as health and hygiene…a common pattern in all regions of the world…diffused responsibility and lack of accountability…a possible draft convention on PMSCs…[r]eaffirms the relevant principles and rules of international human rights and international humanitarian law…[and w]ill be submitted to UN Human Rights Council in September 2010…[refers to Blackwater, L-3 Titan, CACI, DynCorp, Triple Canopy, Your Solutions, Grupo Tactico Chile, ArmorGroup (part of G4S)]