Saturday, May 15, 2010

Regulation of Private Security Firms Aim of United Nations Body

"30 April 2010 – A United Nations expert body is urging broad support for the creation of a new global treaty to regulate the activities of private military and security contractors, stressing the need for strict control mechanisms for this “highly specific and dangerous trade.”

The five-member UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries, created in 2005, is currently drafting a possible new legally binding instrument that aims to set minimum global standards for States to regulate private military and security companies’ activities at the international level."
Read more in "UN body urges support for treaty regulating private military, security companies", UN News Centre, April 30, 2010.

No comments: