mercenaries

Outsourcing to private security contractors threatens rights, UN panel warns

A United Nations panel today called for greater regulation of mercenaries and private military and security companies by both host and contributor countries to ensure respect for human rights and accountability for any abuses committed.

Legally binding controls needed for private security contractors, say UN experts

A group of independent United Nations experts today called for the adoption of binding international regulations to control the activities of private security companies.

UN experts explore mercenary activity in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

A group of United Nations experts have gathered in Moscow today to begin discussions on current practices in the Eastern European and Central Asian regions relating to the use of mercenaries and private military and security companies, as well as measures for the regulation and oversight of such entities.

Private security firms involved in new forms of mercenary activity – UN experts

A team of independent United Nations experts said today that a number of private security companies operating in conflict zones are engaging in new forms of mercenary activity, warning that States employing them could be liable for human rights violations committed by their personnel.

UN group concerned about involvement of private security companies in conflicts

The United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries today expressed concern about the increasing involvement of private military and security companies in countries facing conflict, including their work protecting mining companies and the effect this has on local communities.

UN expert on mercenaries visits El Salvador, Panama

A United Nations expert is visiting El Salvador and Panama for talks with authorities in both countries on efforts taken to combat mercenary activities.

UN expert urges more awareness of mercenary aspect of terrorism

The involvement of mercenaries in terrorist acts should be reflected in United Nations analysis, follow-up and resolutions on terrorism, as well as in national legislation, according to a report to the General Assembly released today at UN Headquarters in New York.

UN expert urges more awareness of mercenary aspect of terrorism

The involvement of mercenaries in terrorist acts should be reflected in United Nations analysis, follow-up and resolutions on terrorism, as well as in national legislation, according to a report to the General Assembly released today at UN Headquarters in New York.