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Author: PASA (Pan-African Security Association), IPOA, BAPSC
In June of 2009 at a conference in Nyon, Switzerland, industry representatives committed to pursuing an international code of conduct built on the success of the “Montreux Document” and in partnership with key governments, nongovernmental...
The Global Code of Conduct for Private Security Companies: why it matters to humanitarian organisations
Author: André du Plessis, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces
[I]nsecurity remains a major challenge to international humanitarian operations. In response, aid agencies have adopted several different measures and approaches, including contracting private companies to provide security services…the advantages of...
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Author: Sabrina Yow-chyi Liu, Journal of International Peace Operations
Representatives from the U.S., British and Swiss governments, as well as representatives...
[PDF] Regulating Private Security in Sierra Leone - PSCs in Sierra Leone Face Extensive Labor Regulation Issues [scroll to pg. 29]
Author: Ian M. Ralby, in Journal of International Peace Operations
Over half of the private security companies (PSCs) in Sierra Leone are operating without licenses and are therefore outside the law. Significant problems, particularly labor issues, plague the entire industry and impinge on the overall security of the...
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Author: International Peace Institute
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...
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Author: James Cockayne, Alison Gurin, Emily Speers Mears, Iveta Cherneva, Sheila Oviedo, and Dylan Yaeger, International Peace Institute
Private military and security companies play an increasingly visible role in conflict and post-conflict situations...well publicized abuses suggest that an adequate regulatory framework is urgently needed...At the urging of some of the governments and...
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Author: Wilton Park
In preparation for the Wilton Park conference, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF) held three consultations. These were for representatives of the PMSC industry...for academic research institutions and civil society...
Author: PASA, IPOA, BAPSC
Mindful of the Montreux Document which focused on the obligations of states and situations of armed conflict, and following discussions at the Nyon conference, the industry representatives now present at the conference consider it time to pursue and...
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Regulating Private Military and Security Companies: The Content, Negotiation, Weaknesses and Promise of the Montreux Document
Author: James Cockayne, Journal of Conflict and Security Law
On 17 September 2008, 17 states…endorsed the ‘Montreux Document’ affirming the legal obligations and describing good practices…related to operations of private military and security companies…[The author] provide[s] an overview of the Montreux...
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