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Meeting Notes - August 21, 2009

A Workshop with the UN Working Group on Mercenaries

On July 29, 2009, the International Peace Institute convened a meeting of civil society, academic, and industry representatives to meet with the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the rights of peoples to self-determination.  

 
 

 

Books - July 27, 2009

Beyond Market Forces: Regulating the Global Security Industry

Private military and security companies play an increasingly visible role in conflict and post-conflict situations. Properly regulated, they may offer efficient and responsive means for governments to deliver security in insecure environments. But well publicized abuses suggest that an adequate regulatory framework is urgently needed.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 15, 2009

Private Military and Security Companies: A Framework for Regulation

In this IPI paper, Cockayne and Mears examine the shortcomings of existing state, industry, intergovernmental, and civil society mechanisms for global security industry regulation, and put forward five possible regulatory frameworks for the global security industry.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 13, 2009

Five Blueprints for Regulating the Global Security Industry

This policy brief examines options for improving international regulation of private military and security companies (PMSCs).  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - March 14, 2006

Commercial Security in Humanitarian and Post-Conflict Settings: An Exploratory Study

This exploratory study begins to describe the decentralized, ad hoc use of commercial security in these settings, in an attempt to provoke the further research and discussion needed before these questions can be adequately answered.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
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The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.