[DOC] Beyond Market Forces: Regulating Private Military and Security Companies

Author: International Peace Institute , Published on: 28 July 2009

The International Peace Institute is pleased to invite you to a lunchtime policy forum on the regulation of private military and security companies...(PMSCs) play an increasingly visible role in conflict and post-conflict situations. Properly regulated, they may offer efficient and responsive means for governments to deliver security in insecure environments. But well-publicized abuses suggest that an adequate regulatory framework is urgently needed...Speakers will include Amb. Peter Maurer of Switzerland...Ms. Shaista Shameem, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Mercenaries...and Mr. James Cockayne, IPI Senior Associate...

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