Rise in mercenary activities warrants urgent attention, says UN expert group

A United Nations expert panel today warned of an alarming resurgence of the use of mercenaries in armed conflict, and called for regulating private military and security companies, whose activities raise numerous human rights challenges.

Expert panel recommends amending UN treaty for clearer definition of mercenaries

In an effort to boost the effectiveness of the legal framework against mercenary activities, an expert panel has recommended amending a United Nations treaty against hired soldiers.