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Call for submission by Govts. on elements for intl. regulatory framework on activities of private military & security companies (due 16 Aug 2019)

Author: UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries, Published on: 28 June 2019

On 28 September 2017, the Human Rights Council in its resolution 36/11 decided to establish a new open-ended intergovernmental working group, for a period of three years, with a mandate to elaborate the content of an international regulatory framework, without prejudging the nature thereof, to protect human rights and ensure accountability for violations and abuses relating to the activities of private military and security companies, to be informed by the discussion document on elements for an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies, as prepared by the Chair-Rapporteur, and further inputs from Member States and other stakeholders...

The Council invited the contributions of Governments, relevant special procedure mandate holders and mechanisms of the Human Rights Council, the treaty bodies, regional groups, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, the industry and other stakeholders with relevant expertise, including the Co-Chairs of the Montreux Document Forum and the International Code of Conduct Association...

The first session of the intergovernmental working group took place from 20 to 23 May 2019 at Palais des Nations, room XX.

Call for submission : In line with operative paragraph 4 of resolution 36/11, written contributions on the discussion document on elements for an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies are sought from Governments, relevant special procedure mandate holders and mechanisms of the Human Rights Council, the treaty bodies, regional groups, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, the industry and other stakeholders with relevant expertise, including the Co-Chairs of the Montreux Document Forum and the International Code of Conduct Association. Written contribution should be sent to the secretariat by e-mail ([email protected]) by 16 August 2019...

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