Mercenaries and PSCs project

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2021•11•15
    Expected end date:
    2022•07•31
    Institute:
    UNU-CPR
    Project Status:
    Ongoing
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Erica Gaston

    The report will explore the role of mercenaries and PMSCs taking part in armed conflict and the political, legal, policy and operational implications that emerge for UN peacekeeping operations (PKOs) and special political missions (SPMs). The report will provide a background overview of the legal and political dynamics, using examples from different PKO and SPM contexts. Examples from practice will be used to further illustrate current dynamics and how some of the categories and member state engagement with PMSCs has evolved over time and challenges in current PKO and SPM contexts. The report will analyse the challenges to UN mandates emerging from these actors, and make recommendations on UN action.