Fusing Privatisation of Security with Peace and Security Initiatives

TitelFusing Privatisation of Security with Peace and Security Initiatives
Typ der PublikationBook
Untertitel / SerientitelPublication in the Institute for Security Studies Paper Series
Publikationsjahr2010
AutorInnenGichanga, M
BandISS Paper No. 219
Anzahl Seiten20 pp.
VerlagInstitute for Security Studies
StadtPretoria, South Africa
ISBNISSN 1026 – 0404
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This paper seeks to highlight the numerous obstacles to, and opportunities for, the consolidation of PMSCs into a securityprovision role on the African continent. Obstacles include the lack of defi nition as to what PMSCs actually are. The inability to fully define the activities of PMSCs allows opportunities for evading accountability, and this is exacerbated by the fact that there is no international legal framework to address PMSCs and any possible abuses that may form part of the industry. This paper argues that there is a need to encourage more robust dialogue concerning the privatisation of security in order to achieve a comprehensive understanding of PMSCs’ activities, and enable international legislation that can address these activities.

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