Pursuant to its mandate, the Working Group continues to, inter alia, monitor mercenaries, mercenary-related activities in all their forms and manifestations, as well as to study the effects of the activities of private companies offering military assistance, consultancy and security services on the international market on the enjoyment of human rights.
Official country visits are conducted with the official invitation of and in cooperation with the Member State of the concerned country; and for assessment and investigation, whether regional, country-specific, or situational, in the concerned country. The Working Group intends to visit countries with different relevance to conflict situations; with a view to provide a comprehensive assessment by the Working Group on the phenomenon of PMSCs operational in violent, low-intensity and post conflict situations.
- New Zealand
- Occupied Palestinian Territory (non-Member Observer State)
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- United Kingdom