Mercenaries, Human Rights and Legality

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Africa in the 1990s has seen a significant growth in the private security sector. This has been driven by increased perceptions of insecurity caused by terrorism, kidnapping, random acts of violence, urban unrest, increasing general crime, corporate crime and weakened and poorly resourced and trained state law enforcement agencies. The rapid expansion of this industry has given rise to many thousands of providers of security-related services and products worldwide. In South Africa alone there are 5,939 companies regulated by the Security Officers Board.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMercenaries: an African Security Dilemma
EditorsAbdel-Fatau Musah, J 'Kayode Fayemi
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPluto Press
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)0745314767
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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