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Second session of the open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) to consider the possibility of an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs)

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22 December 2015
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Second session of the open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) to consider the possibility of an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs)

The increasing useage of private military and security companies has led to an increased need for standard regulations and expectations. This paper represents the International Commission of Jursists’ (ICJ) contribution to addressing this issue, outlining the nature and scope of the human rights issues that eerge from PMSCs activities and assessing the extent to which the existing international regulatory framework provides sufficient answers to those challenges. The ICJ also outline a position about the form and content that a new international instrument should take to address those problems

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