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Sié Chéou-Kang CenterPrivate Security Monitor

A helicopter transports people and supplies outside Baghdad

National Regulations


The prevalence of contractors generally, and private security companies in particular, since the war starting in 2003 and the subsequent occupation in Iraq means that the status of PMSC regulation in Iraq is of particular interest. The laws brought into effect during the period of the Coalition Provisional Authority (from April 2003 to June 2004) largely remain the law in effect today, despite Iraq now having its own government. The Iraqi parliament has reportedly been considering a new law on the regulation of private security companies for the past few years. 



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