[JURIST] The UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries [official website] on Monday urged [press release] governments to implement a binding international agreement to regulate the activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs). The working group found that current national legislation insufficiently addresses PMSC activities, due to inadequacies in registration and licensing of these companies and the lack of effective mechanisms and remedies for human rights violations. "Providing security is a fundamental human right and a fundamental responsibility...

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