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Legislative Guidance Tool for States to Regulate Private Military and Security Companies (DCAF, 2016)

This Guidance Tool is aimed at parliamentarians and law and policymakers who undertake to develop new or to update existing laws for national regulation of the private military and security industry. This tool can also be helpful as a reference guide for companies who are looking to inform their procurement practices based on existing international obligations and using internationally recognised good practice. The living examples of national good practices presented throughout the Tool can also be helpful in raising awareness for civil society carrying out monitoring and oversight of companies’ activities, to help better understand benchmarks for ethical PMSC operations in the field.