IPI Holds Policy Forum on Regulating Private Security Companies

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

On Tuesday, July 28, 2009, International Peace Institute (IPI) hosted a lunchtime policy forum to highlight current efforts inside and outside the United Nations to develop a more effective system of international regulation, oversight, and accountability...Ambassador Peter Maurer of Switzerland explained the initiative led by his government and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which in September 2008 produced the Montreux Document...Shaista Shameem, chairperson-rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Mercenaries. Ms. Shameem provided an overview of a draft of the international convention on the regulation and oversight of PMSCs...The third panelist was James Cockayne, discussing IPI’s new book, Beyond Market Forces: Regulating the Global Security Industry...[link available to download the full transcript of the event]

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