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Expert group on mercenaries concludes visit to Afghanistan

Author: United Nations Human Rights Council, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Published on: 9 April 2009

The United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries...concluded its five-day visit to Afghanistan today. The objectives of the visit were to discuss with Government authorities and relevant stakeholders the scope and nature of the activities of private military and security companies in Afghanistan and their impact on the enjoyment of human rights. The Working Group also gathered information about national efforts to regulate such companies in the context of its current work on elaborating a new international convention on private military and security companies.

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