Title: Stop Outsourcing Peace: Control the use of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs)
Author: Ismaeel Dawood, Policy and Advocacy Officer for the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) and Un Ponte Per (UPP)
Voices from the South E-Newsletter: April 2013
Hired by governments and companies to perform operations previously carried out by national military forces, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) are the modern equivalent of mercenaries: armed civilians operating for profit in conflict zones.
In this month’s Voices from the South, Ismaeel Dawood of Karibu partner the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) calls for the need to control and reduce the use of PMSCs in his homeland of Iraq, and in all conflict and post-conflict states where peace and security are becoming big business.