Launch of the Legislative Guidance tool in Arabic

19 Nov 2018

We are delighted to share that the legislative guidance tool is now available in Arabic! This constitutes an important step in increasing the reach of good practices in private security governance.

The Guidance Tool was developed as a response to growing challenges in national regulation of the Private Military and Security industry. It aims to provide guidance to parliamentarians, lawmakers, policymakers, and other actors in national legislative processes, such as members of the executive and oversight committees who are in the process of updating or developing national regulation related to PMSCs. As such, it can be of immense values to Arabic speaking policy makers, notably in the three Arabic speaking Montreux Document participants, but also anywhere that State authorities seek to more effectively regulate PMSCs.

Drawing on the Montreux Document and other international frameworks, as well as expert review, the Guidance Tool is structured around key challenges and proposes recommended content to include into legislation of PMSCs and PSCs, illustrated by examples of real-life good practices from different regions of the world.

The Guidance Tool has the following objectives:

  • To raise awareness of existing national legislation, policies, and best practices
  • To provide guidance for parliamentarians, lawmakers, policymakers and other stakeholders to develop or update national legislation related to PMSCs, in line with international legal obligations and taking into account good practices from various selected contexts.

The Legislative Guidance Tool is also available in English, French, Spanish, Ukrainian and Romanian.

Arabic Guidance Tool