18 Feb 2008

Call for Britain to regulate security companies using Fijians in Iraq

8:18 pm on 18 February 2008

The British government is being urged to introduce strict regulation for private security companies in Iraq and Kuwait, which employ scores of former Fiji soldiers.

The charity War on Want says it will seek a judicial review of the situation, unless the British government updates and enforces its law on mercenaries.

An influential group of MPs says private security companies should be licensed, subject to controls on the use of firearms, and banned from combat operations.