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Private military and security activity, PMC/PSC regulation, accountability of security contractors, the banning of mercenary practices, and maritime security are some of the issues addressed by the legal documents and official reports listed in this section. Click here to return to the Frequently Consulted Documents page.



Montreux Document on Pertinent International Legal Obligations and Good Practices for States Related to Operations of Private Military and Security Companies During Armed Conflict. Montreux, 17 September 2008: PDF

A text containing rules and good practices relating to private military and security companies operating in armed conflict. The initiative for this document, which is the first of its kind, was launched jointly by Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross. The document was elaborated by the governments of Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iraq, Poland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and the United States of America.

Organization of African Unity (now African Union):

Convention for the Elimination of Mercenarism in Africa. Organization of African Unity, Libreville, 3rd July 1977.

We will be adding more documents soon, please come back! But the documents incorporated in this section already confirm that PMC/PSC regulation, if not conclusive and perfect, is not the legal vacuum argued by many.

Go to the United Nations page for humanitarian law documents: UN PAGE

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