by the UN Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the use of mercenaries (OEIGWG)
The UN Working Group being aimed at establishing an international regulatory framework on monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies prepared a document
to set practical guidelines on the threshold of the Group's 4th session.
Considering the transnational nature of private security and military services, as well as the generally significant likelihood of PMSC personnel use of force and involvement in hostilities, the Working Group stresses that the different approaches and regulatory gaps demonstrated
in the study may result in serious undermining of the rule of law, as well as the accountability of PMSC personnel for violations of the law.