[PDF] SALW [Small Arms and Light Weapons] and Private Security Companies in South Eastern Europe: A Cause or Effect of Insecurity?

Author: Michael Page (International Alert), Simon Rynn, Zack Taylor and David Wood (Saferworld), Published on: 1 August 2005

This report surveys the development, conduct and regulation of the private security industry in the eight countries currently party to the European Union’s Stability Pact for South East Europe…Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia and Montenegro (including…Kosovo) and Romania. Sets out…findings and recommendations [regarding]…Industry growth and consolidation,…affiliations…to political parties, criminal, paramilitary or ethnic groups,…legislation and regulation of the sector,…oversight and enforcement,…Use of force and firearms,…transparency and accountability.

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