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[PDF] Council conclusions on EU priorities at the UN Human Rights Council

The Council adopted the following conclusions:...Ahead of the 19th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), the EU reaffirms its strong support to the Human Rights Council and welcomes the progress made in performing its mandate over the last year...In preparation of the next meeting of the Working Group of the Human Rights Council on private military and security companies, the Council stresses the importance of effective regulation to prevent or remedy human rights violations which have a connection to the activities of private military and security companies. In this context, the Council endorses the initiative of the High Representative to express the EU’s support for the Montreux Document on “pertinent international legal obligations and good practices for States related to operations of private military and security companies during armed conflict”, as a contribution to the stronger international regulation and control of the activities of private military and security companies.