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dc.contributor.authorMakki, S.
dc.contributor.authorMeek, S.
dc.contributor.authorMusah, A.
dc.contributor.authorCrowley, Michael J.A.
dc.contributor.authorLilly, D.
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-19T16:51:36Z
dc.date.available2010-03-19T16:51:36Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationMakki, S., Meek, S., Musah, A. F., Crowley, M. and Lilly, D. (2001). Private Military Companies and the Proliferation of Small Arms: Regulating the Actors. London: British American Security Information Council (BASIC), International Alert and Saferworld. Biting the Bullet Briefing Papers. Briefing 10.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/4268
dc.descriptionyesen
dc.description.abstractThe 1990s witnessed a change in the way wars were fought as the amount of available weaponry increased and the types of actors engaged in warfare multiplied. The opening up of the international arms trade, in particular with new buyers and more channels of supply, has raised concerns about who purchases weapons and for what use. Afeature of this changing nature of conflict has been the continuing, if not growing, presence of mercenaries and the emergence of private companies contracted to provide military and security services. These range from logistical support and training to advice and procurement of arms and on-the-ground intervention. This briefing highlights how the activities of mercenaries and private military and security companies can contribute to small arms proliferation and misuse and examines steps the international community can take at the UN Small Arms Conference and elsewhere to effectively combat mercenarism and regulate the activities of private military and security companies. The role played by these companies relates not only to provisions contained in the contracts they sign with their clients to provide large amounts of weaponry, but also how the military and security services and training that they provide contributes to the demand for weapons in the regions where they operate. There are a number of ways in which mercenaries and private military and security companies are involved in small arms proliferation. These include: l Arms brokering and transportation activities l Violations of UN arms embargoes l Impact on human rights and humanitarian law l Driving demand for small arms Various measures already exist to ban the activities of mercenaries and regulate some of the activities of private military and security companies either through national legislation or international agreements. However, there is concern these efforts are neither comprehensive nor accepted widely enough to effectively control the activities of mercenaries and private military and security companies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish American Security Information Council (BASIC), International Alert and Saferworld.en
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://www.brad.ac.uk/acad/cics/publications/bullet/briefing/en
dc.rights© 2001 The Authors, British American Security Information Council (BASIC), International Alert and Saferworld. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share-Alike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk).en
dc.subjectIllegal arms tradeen
dc.subjectIllicit traffickingen
dc.subjectTransparencyen
dc.subjectInternational co-operationen
dc.subjectSmall arms and light weapons (SALW)en
dc.subjectInformation exchangeen
dc.subjectMercenariesen
dc.subjectPrivate military companiesen
dc.subjectSecurity companiesen
dc.subjectUN arms embargoes and sanctionsen
dc.subjectSmall arms proliferationen
dc.titlePrivate Military Companies and the Proliferation of Small Arms: Regulating the Actors.en
dc.status.refereedyesen
dc.typeBriefing Paperen
dc.type.versionpublished version paperen
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