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

Website of the initiative 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 companies

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31 August 2009

IA-Forum Interview: James Cockayne

Author: Cynthia Iris, International Affairs Forum

International Affairs (IA) Forum speaks with James Cockayne about his new book ‘Beyond Market Forces: Regulating the Global Security Industry’...Ultimately, what my answers come back to every time is effective oversight in regulation. The real question...

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28 July 2009

IPI Holds Policy Forum on Regulating Private Security Companies

Author: International Peace Institute

On Tuesday, July 28, 2009, International Peace Institute (IPI) hosted a lunchtime policy forum to highlight current efforts inside and outside the United Nations to develop a more effective system of international regulation, oversight, and...

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28 July 2009

[DOC] Beyond Market Forces: Regulating Private Military and Security Companies

Author: International Peace Institute

The International Peace Institute is pleased to invite you to a lunchtime policy forum on the regulation of private military and security companies...(PMSCs) play an increasingly visible role in conflict and post-conflict situations. Properly regulated...

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27 July 2009

Beyond Market Forces: Regulating the Global Security Industry

Author: James Cockayne, Alison Gurin, Emily Speers Mears, Iveta Cherneva, Sheila Oviedo, and Dylan Yaeger, International Peace Institute

Private military and security companies play an increasingly visible role in conflict and post-conflict situations...well publicized abuses suggest that an adequate regulatory framework is urgently needed...At the urging of some of the governments and...

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6 June 2009

Preparatory materials & info re conference on intl. code of conduct for private military & security companies

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6 June 2009

Private Military and Security Companies: Working Towards an International Code Of Conduct

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....

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6 June 2009

[PDF] Industry Statement

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...

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6 June 2009

[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.

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6 June 2009

[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...

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6 May 2009

Memorandum of Evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights [UK]

Author: Rights & Accountability in Development (RAID)

This memorandum contains four sections: the first addresses gaps in the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework; the second looks at weaknesses in the regulation of London’s secondary market, the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), and the implications...

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