Elements for contracting and regulating private security and military companies
30-09-2006 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 863, by Michael Cottier
Key issues raised by the use and operation of private military and security companies, particularly in conflict areas, are their accountability and how to control them. National regulation, however, is still rare. In view of this still largely unregulated phenomenon, this contribution considers elements of contracting and regulatory options.