Preparatory materials & info re conference on intl. code of conduct for private military & security companies
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Author: Wilton Park
In preparation for the Wilton Park conference, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF) held three consultations. These were for representatives of the PMSC industry...for academic research institutions and civil society...and for international and national standard-setting bodies...The reports from these workshops are available below...Following agreement in September 2008, on the initiative of the Swiss Government and the International Committee of the Red Cross, on the Montreux Document...what are the responsibilities of PMSCs themselves?
Author: PASA, IPOA, BAPSC
Mindful of the Montreux Document which focused on the obligations of states and situations of armed conflict, and following discussions at the Nyon conference, the industry representatives now present at the conference consider it time to pursue and develop an international code of conduct for the companies themselves in all situations.
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[PDF] Introduction Note - “Challenges in Applying Principles in Practice: What Standards and Elements for an International Code of Conduct?”
Author: Nils Rosemann, Swiss Govt.
In the following I will elaborate briefly on content and added value of an international Code of Conduct.
[PDF] Welcome Address by Ambassador Anton Thalmann, Deputy State Secretary Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Author: Ambassador Anton Thalmann, Swiss Govt.
It is both a pleasure and an honour for me to open this important conference. The subject of the conference connects with a number of Swiss traditions and, at the same time, it is further evidence of Switzerland’s practicallyoriented foreign policy. A foreign policy that is based on promoting human rights, on respect for international law, on neutrality and mediation.