December 3, 2005

Regulating the Private Commercial Military Sector (Part I)


A closed off-the-record workshop held from December 1-3, 2005 at the Greentree Foundation Estate, Manhasset, New York.

Forming the policy component of the IILJ’s research project on the regulation of private military companies, the meeting’s key objective was to discuss governance of commercial military firms providing combat services and training. Participants included representatives from four groups — providers, consumers, governments and academics. Contributions were non-attributable. The research project is made possible by the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs.

Workshop Report

Chia Lehnardt, Program Officer, Institute for International Law and Justice, NYU School of Law