BELGRADE – The Serbian parliament on Friday ratified the International Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing and Training of Mercenaries, making Serbia the 34th country in the world to do so.


The Convention forbids the recruitment, use, financing and training of mercenaries, as well as mercenary activities, and Convention member states bind themselves not to recruit, use, finance or train mercenaries and also cooperate in preventing the crimes established by the Convention, which includes the obligation to arrest and extradite mercenaries found in their territories,

The Convention was adopted in New York in December 1989 and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia signed up to it in 1990, after which the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia issued a successor statement in 2001, confirming that it remained a signatory of the document.