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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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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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15 September 2008

International humanitarian law and private military/security companies

Author: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Private military and security companies working in situations of armed conflict are also obliged to respect the provisions of international humanitarian law (IHL). Basic facts on the issue and link to expert opinion...What is the status of the staff of...

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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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28 July 2008
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Author: Tina Hirschbühl

La Conférence internationale sur la recherche pour le développement s'est tenue à l'Université de Berne, où des chercheurs du monde entier ont échangé leurs vues sur le développement durable. Ont aussi été évoqués la transformation des conflits, la...

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1 May 2008

[PDF] Corporate responses to humanitarian disasters: The mutual benefits of private-humanitarian cooperation

Author: Luk N. Van Wassenhove, Rolando M. Tomasini and Orla Stapleton, The Conference Board [US]

Recent major global disasters have prompted many companies to not only give cash and in-kind donations to support humanitarian relief efforts, but also to consider longer-term disaster response partnerships with the humanitarian sector. When successful...

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28 January 2008

Swiss govt. & ICRC initiative on private military & security cos.

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[New section on the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre website:] [I]nitiative by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) of the Swiss government and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on private military and security...

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1 September 2007

[DOC] Do Private Security Companies Have a Role in Ensuring the Security of Local Populations and Aid Workers?

Author: Jean S. Renouf, Coordinator of the European Interagency Security Forum

Within the framework of the debates regarding the concept of protection, this paper examines whether private security companies have a role to play in ensuring the physical security of local populations and whether they can improve the security...

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