Beyond Market Forces: Regulating the Global Security Industry

Author
James Cockayne (ed.)
Content Type
Book
Institution
International Peace Institute
Abstract
In late 2008, seventeen states, including the US, UK, China, Iraq, Afghanistan, and others, endorsed the Montreux Document on Pertinent International Legal Obligations and Good Practices for States related to Operations of Private Military and Security Companies during Armed Conflict (2008). This provides important guidance to states in regulating private military and security companies (PMSCs). However, there is a need to do more, to provide increased guidance to the industry and ensure standards are enforced.
Topic
Conflict Prevention, Security, Markets
Political Geography
Afghanistan, United States, China, Iraq