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1 November 2008

[PDF] The Swiss Initiative comes alive: seventeen states agree on how to deal with private security companies [scroll to pg. 09]

Author: Nikolas Stürchler, in Journal of International Peace Operations

...[T]he Montreux Document…asserts the application of 27 core international obligations of states, private military and security companies [PMSCs] and their personnel operating in situations of armed conflict...[T]he document also contains 73 good...

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24 October 2008

Role of ‘outsourcing’ to non-military elements among new challenges to rules of warfare, Assembly’s legal committee told

Author: 7thSpace Interactive

…The Sixth Committee [of the UN's General Assembly]…[today commenced discussion of] the Geneva protocols…The Committee has before it a report…about measures…taken to protect victims of armed conflict…ANDREW ROSE (Australia), speaking also for Canada...

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14 October 2008

Amnesty International Public Statement on the Montreux Document on Pertinent International Legal Obligations and Good Practices for States related to the Operations of Private Military and Security Companies during Armed Conflict

Author: Amnesty International USA

The Montreux Document…contains many useful elements, particularly in the Good Practices section. However, there are also a number of substantive gaps…particularly in relation to the international law section, if the text is to be effective…The...

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10 October 2008

Busting the Unaccountability Myth

Author: David Isenberg, United Press International

[O]n Sept. 17 that the "Montreux Document" was released…The document is divided into two sections. The first highlights existing international laws with which such companies should comply…The second lists some 70 "good practices"…These include:...

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19 September 2008

Governments acknowledge duty to control private military and security companies

Author: International Committee of the Red Cross [Switzerland]

A meeting in the Swiss town of Montreux has reaffirmed States’ obligations regarding private military and security companies in war zones. Two key points of a document agreed by 17 nations are that delegating tasks to a contractor does not relieve a...

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19 September 2008

Governments acknowledge duty to control private military and security companies

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19 September 2008
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Author: Comité International de la Croix Rouge [Suisse]

Une réunion tenue en Suisse à Montreux a réaffirmé l’engagement des États concernant les compagnies militaires et de sécurité privées dans les zones de conflit. Il y a lieu de relever deux points essentiels dans ce document qui a été approuvé par 17...

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19 September 2008
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Author: Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja [Suiza]

En una reunión celebrada en la ciudad de Montreux, Suiza, se reafirmaron las obligaciones de los Estados en relación con las empresas militares y de seguridad privadas en zonas de guerra. En dos puntos clave del documento aprobado por 17 países, se...

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18 September 2008

States reach agreement on controlling private security companies

Author: Xinhua

Experts representing 17 countries agreed Wednesday on a new set of recommendations to enhance state control over private military and security companies. They also reaffirmed the obligations of states to ensure that these private contractors abide by...

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18 September 2008
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Author: Xinhua

Les experts gouvernementaux de 17 pays, en réunion à Montreux en Suisse, sont parvenus à un accord sur un nouvel ensemble de recommandations visant à accroître le contrôle sur les compagnies militaires et de sécurité privées...Le document de Montreux...

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