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          • Year: 2009
          • Private security companies 2000-2008

          • Private security companies (PSCs) in Serbia have been active since the early 1990s. PSCs fall under the category of non-state actors authorised to use force. It is estimated that these companies today employ between 20 and 60 thousand people in Serbia.

        • These companies are providing services of physical-technical protection, cash in transit (CIT) and detective business. Regardless of this, competences and activities of PSCs inSerbia are not regulated by any specific law. What is more, none of the country’s strategic documents has recognised private security companies as a security system actor.


          The security privatisation process in Serbia can be divided into three periods: The periodbefore 1993 when activities were performed within the framework of the law; 570between 1993 and 2000 during which the Law on all people’s defence and civilian self-protectionwas rescinded and PSCs therefore operated in a legislatively under-regulated environment of UN economic embargo on Serbia; and the period after 2000 which is a timeof political transition, economic liberalisation and the opening of the country.

        • Tags: yearbook, security sector reform, Serbia, research, private security, Marko Milošević
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