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17 September 2008

IPOA Welcomes Montreux Agreement on Private Security Companies

Author: International Peace Operations Association

The International Peace Operations Association (IPOA) welcomes the international agreement on the “Montreux Document on Pertinent International Legal Obligations and Good Practices of State Related to Operations of Private Military and Security...

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17 September 2008

Montreux Document on Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs)

Author: Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Today, 17 States [Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iraq, Poland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, and the USA] and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) finalised the...

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17 September 2008

[PDF] Montreux document on pertinent international legal obligations and good practices for states related to operations of private military and security companies during armed conflict

Author: Swiss Initiative, in Cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross, on Private Military and Security Companies

This document is the product of an initiative launched cooperatively by the Government of Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross. It was developed with the participation of governmental experts from [17 countries]...The...

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1 September 2008
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Author: CICR [Comité international de la Croix-Rouge]

...Le document de Montreux, non contraignant sur le plan juridique, expose pour la première fois des mesures détaillées et pratiques visant à aider les États à se conformer au droit international humanitaire et à assurer le respect des droits de l...

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17 April 2008

Experts discuss legal framework governing private military and security companies

Author: International Committee of the Red Cross

At a three-day meeting in Montreux, Switzerland, which ended on 16 April, experts from 18 countries agreed that States and also companies and their employees have clear obligations under international humanitarian law when engaged in situations marked...

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17 April 2008

Getting private military and security companies to respect the law

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