The Legislative Guidance Tool for States to Regulate Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) was developed as a response to growing challenges in national regulation of the private security industry. It provides 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 PMSCs. Drawing on the guidance of the Montreux Document and other international frameworks, as well as expert and state consultations, this Guidance Tool is comprised of 7 distinct Chapters, structured around key challenges for parliamentarians and lawmakers.
The aims of the Legislative Guidance Tool are:
- To raise awareness of existing national legislation, policies, and best practices.
- To provide guidance for parliamentarians and lawmakers to develop or update national legislation related to PMSCs, in line with international legal obligations and taking into account good practices.