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Guidance Tool: Regulating the Use of Force By Private Security Providers (DCAF)

Developed by DCAF, this Guidance Tool is intended to support States in regulating the use of force by private security providers (PSPs). The standards, requirements, and good practices contained in this Tool should be incorporated in national legislation, regulations, by-laws, as well as criteria for licensing, authorisation and registration of PSPs.  Additionally, States can use the Tool to inform their procurement processes when contracting the services of private security. The Tool is also useful for companies who hire PSPs and civil society concerned with monitoring, oversight and ensuring accountability.