Raymond Saner (2015); “Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategy”. Recent self-regulatory guidelines that have been created by private military and security companies (PMSCs) in order to deter calls for stricter regulations of the industry. This “battle of influence” over the regulation of the use of force, the author contends, leads to rising tensions between stakeholders who form coalitions consisting of states, PMSCs, and civil society actors on either side of the regulation cleavage. The paper calls for new measures that continue to build on IHL and the Geneva Conventions, but that go beyond the current regulatory positions of existing international initiatives. This paper be cited as Raymond Saner (2015); “Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategy”, The Center for Conflict, Development and Peace Building, Graduate Institute, CCDP Working Paper 11 2015, University of Geneva.
9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health
6-10 September 2015, TPH, Basel
Monitoring, Transparency and Accountability Framework within Global Partnerships in the global health sector: Considerations for Post 2015 SDGs Implementation.
Lichia Yiu, CSEND
Lecture given on Economic Diplomacy at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on 10th April 2015.
Presentation has also been uploaded on website of Jan Masaryk Centre of International Studies at the Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague.