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Name of Resource

Legislative Guidance Tool for States to Regulate Private Military and Security Companies

Type

Guidance on policy / legislation implementation

Country / jurisdiction

Global

Organization

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

Initiative launch date

2016

Description

The Guidance Tool was developed as a response to growing challenges in national regulation of the private security industry. Its aim is to provide guidance to parliamentarians, lawmakers, members of oversight committees and other actors in national legislative processes who are in the process of updating or developing national regulation related to private military and security companies.

The Guidance Tool is structured around key challenges and proposes recommended content to incorporate into legislation regarding private military and security companies and private security companies, illustrated by examples of real-life good practices from different regions of the world.

Availability

ENG: https://www.dcaf.ch/sites/default/files/publications/documents/Legislative-Guidance-Tool-EN_1.pdf

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Name of Resource

Guidance Tool for Contracting Private Military and Security Services

Type

Guidance on policy / legislation implementation

Country / jurisdiction

Global

Organization

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

Initiative launch date

2017

Description

The Contract Guidance Tool supports actors in incorporating international human rights law and international humanitarian law into contracting practices related to the procurement of private military and/or security services.

The main aims of the tool are: To provide simple, concise and practical guidance for states, international organizations, humanitarian organizations and NGOs on structuring their contracts and contracting procedures for private military and/or security services, drawing on international norms and standards; To raise awareness on the key role of effective contracting processes which integrate respect for international human rights law and international humanitarian law, based on lessons and good practices from existing contracting procedures.

Availability

ENG: http://www.mdforum.ch/pdf/contract-guidance-tool.pdf 

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