Constructive constraints ? : conceptual and practical challenges to regulating private military and security companies
Human security and international law : the challenge of non-state actors
Cambridge [etc.] : Intersentia, 2014
This contribution provides an account of the impact that PMSCs have upon various dimensions of human security, and reflects upon various developments for their regulation. In particular, the author explores the promises held by private self-regulation adopted by the very NSAs whose activities affect human security. This novel regulatory approach, which defies the classic conception of law as a set of top-down, State-promulgated rules, involves NSAs in norm-design, norm-implementation, and compliancemonitoring. This may, if certain conditions are satisfied, be more responsive to the reality in which NSAs operate, and protect the human security of affected populations at least as effectively as State regulation.