"Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategies"

Author: Raymond Saner, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, Published on: 20 October 2015

PMSCs have played an important role in war making and related security activities, and will most likely play an even larger role in the coming years. This Working Paper discusses the tensions between the PMSC industry, their client governments and supportive NGOs vis-àvis other governments and NGOs that want to limit the use of PMSCs in order to ensure continued application and respect of IHL and human rights. The tensions between these two groups will be discussed in the subsequent sections. [refers to Academi, Aegis Defence Services, DynCorp Int., G4S, L-3 MPRI, Vinnell Corp., BAH, Garda World Securities, Prosegur, Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR)]

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Related companies: Aegis Defence Services (part of Aegis Group) Aegis Group DynCorp G4S KBR L-3 Communications MPRI (part of L-3 Communications) Northrop Grumman Prosegur Vinnell (part of Northrop Grumman)