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Legislative Guidance Tool for States to Regulate Private Military and Security Companies

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Abstract

The Guidance Tool was developed as a response to growing challenges in national regulation of the private security industry. It is aimed to provide guidance to parliamentarians, lawmakers, members of oversight committees and other actors in national legislative processes who are in the process of updating or developing national regulation related to PMSCs.

The Guidance Tool is structured around key challenges and proposes recommended content to include into legislation of PMSCs and PSCs, illustrated by examples of real-life good practices from different regions of the world.

The Guidance Tool has the following objectives:

  • To raise awareness of existing national legislation, policies, and best practices;
  • To provide guidance for parliamentarians and lawmakers to develop or update national legislation related to PMSCs, in line with international legal obligations and taking into account good practices.

The Guidance Tool will be available in other languages.