Set in motion after Operation: Insurrection the Ruusan Accords are a series of guidelines and rules of engagement created by various governments in association with Artemis Galactic Security to function as a code of conduct for their operators that it and future Private Military Corporations can exist legally without fear of reprisal by galactic superpowers.
Posted by Lord Azrael on Nov 13th, 2012
Should a Private Military Corporation violate one or more of these agreements it is placed under scrutiny and may be persecuted where found.
Private Military Corporations are exempt from any repercussions as a result of fulfilling a contract. This includes legal and/or military reprisal of any kind.
Private Military Corporations are to be recognized as extra-territorial legal entities with all socio-economic rights pertaining to the status.
Private Military Corporations are prohibited from conducting additional actions on the area of operations outside contract.
Private Military Corporations are not allowed to purposely target civilian populations for attack unless under duress and in extreme situations.
The civilian population is becoming armed at which point they can be considered combatants in the area of operations.
The civilian population is going to become armed at which point they may be apprehended temporarily.
Private Military Corporation Operators are to be considered combatants only inside an active area of operations. It is prohibited to engage Operators outside an area of operations.
Private Military Corporations are allowed to terminate long term contracts at will.
It is not allowed to terminate a contract in the midst of an operation.
It is not allowed to take upon another contract that overrules the original contract.
Private Military Corporations are not allowed to relinquish client information under any circumstance including as part of a contract.
Private Military Corporations cannot conduct operations on their own accord. To do so is to be considered and act of aggression and a violation of the Ruusan Accords.