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[PDF] "The public cost of private security in Afghanistan"

Author: Centre on International Cooperation, Published on: 16 September 2009

The absence of effective oversight of the private security sector in Afghanistan undermines the credibility and safety of the Afghan government and the international stabilization effort... To date, regulation of PSCs in Afghanistan has been more reactive than proactive…The interests of Afghan elites and the international community have proven an obstacle to strengthening and enforcing the existing national regulatory and legislative frameworks…Weak regulation and enforcement also strengthen alternative power structures, including criminal groups, further undermining the authority of the Afghan government and the security of its citizens…The goal…should be a private security sector that is better regulated and controlled by the government of Afghanistan and…by the international community [refers to ArmourGroup (part of G4S), Aegis Defence]

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Related companies: Aegis Defence Services (part of Aegis Group) Aegis Group ArmorGroup (part of G4S) G4S