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[PDF] Industry Statement

Author: PASA (Pan-African Security Association), IPOA, BAPSC, Published on: 30 September 2010

In June of 2009 at a conference in Nyon, Switzerland, industry representatives committed to pursuing an international code of conduct built on the success of the “Montreux Document” and in partnership with key governments, nongovernmental organizations and humanitarian organizations...The result of this collaboration is the ‘International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers’ (ICoC) which was completed this month in Geneva...after numerous meetings and consultations...and with special efforts to ensure that the ICoC is compliant with Human Rights and IHL. Industry supports an ambitious timetable for the next steps to implement a compliance and governance mechanism. The industry expresses its gratitude to the Swiss government for its crucial role...We encourage all companies providing international security services to consider endorsing the code and participating in the 9 November signing ceremony in Geneva.

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