[TimorLesteStudies] ETLJB New Article: Private Security Companies in Timor-Leste

East Timor Law & Justice Bulletin wwright1961 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 07:17:08 EST 2009

Article on East Timor Law Journal

Handle with Care: Private Security Companies in
Sarah Parker East Timor Law Journal 2009

Citation: 2009 ETLJB 8

Extract: In the wake of several highly publicized and troubling incidents
involving private security companies (PSCs) in Iraq and Afghanistan in
recent years,2 scholars and the
media have increasingly focused on the role of PSCs in providing security in
conflict and post-conflict settings. The international debate surrounding
the engagement of
private security providers is becoming increasingly important in
Timor-Leste, where two developments have influenced the local discussion.
Firstly, the number of PSCs
operating in Timor-Leste has increased since independence. Secondly, the
government is considering legislation authorizing non-state security
personnel (and
other civilians) to carry and use firearms in the course of their duties

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Solicitor, Sydney

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