The Guidance Tool was developed as a response to growing challenges in national regulation of the private military and security industry. It is aimed to provide guidance to parliamentarians, lawmakers, policymakers 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.
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 Guidance Tool will be translated into French and Spanish; these versions will be available before the end of August 2016.
The Guidance Tool is structured around key challenges and proposes recommended content to include into legislation of PMSCs and PSCs.