Nowadays, privatization of the use of force for the purposes of exporting it is on the rise. PMSCs are not merely another industry, but rather an industry that provides services involving the use of force, which requires specific regulation and oversight. Despite there is a trend towards a gradual hardening of soft law regulating them through the practice of some states, systematization and setting down in writing of the norms limiting the privatization and export by states of the use of force are necessary. In the absence of a strong, internationally coordinated movement denouncing the lack of international limits agreed by the states, this phenomenon will continue to spread unchecked and without any form of control.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Law School, University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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