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Syrians ‘tricked’ into fighting in Libya for rogue general Khalifa Haftar

Young Syrian men were recruited by regime officers to travel to Libya for civilian work, only to find themselves forced to fight on the frontlines for rogue General Khalifa Haftar‘s militias, sources revealed to The New Arab.

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Legislative Guidance Tool for States to Regulate Private Military and Security Companies

The Legislative Guidance Tool offers a blueprint for legislators to create policies and laws which are in line with internationally recognised good practices. It is aimed at parliamentarians and law and policymakers who undertake to develop new or update existing laws for national legislation of the private military and security …

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Montreux Document

The Montreux Document reaffirms the existing obligations of States under international law, in particular, international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law, relating to the activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in situations of armed conflict. The Document also lists good practices to assist States in implementing these obligations. Although …

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Regulating the Use of Force by Private Security Providers – A Guidance Tool for States

This Guidance Tool is intended to support States in regulating the use of force by private security providers. The standards, requirements, and good practices contained in this Tool should be incorporated in national legislation, regulations, by-laws, as well as criteria for licensing, authorisation and registration. Additionally, States can use this …

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Sudanese lawyers to sue UAE over recruiting mercenaries in Libya

A group of Sudanese lawyers announced the start of legal proceedings against a United Arab Emirates (UAE) travel agency who deceived Sudanese youth on contracts with the ‘Black Shield’ company transporting them to Libya.

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BBC News Russian reveals killing of first Russian soldier in Libya

The BBC News Russian confirmed Monday the killing of the first Russian soldier in Libya identified to be “Gleb Mostovoy” on February 6.

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