4th session of Intergovernmental working group to consider possibility of elaborating intl. regulatory framework on private military & security companies

Fourth session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group to consider the possibility of elaborating an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies is taking place from 27 April to 1 May 2015, in Room XIX of the Palais des Nations (Geneva).

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29 April 2015

Concept note on a possible legally binding instrument for the regulation of private military security companies

Author: UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries

The Working Group is pleased to contribute to the evolution of the discussion on a possible legally binding instrument on private military and security companies (PMSCs)...the following text outlines the main elements informing the revision of the existing Draft of a possible Convention on Private Military and Security Companies.

Please send any feedback on the concept note by 30 June to: [email protected]

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29 April 2015

Documents relating to the 4th session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group

Author: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Varous documents relating to the 4th session

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20 April 2015

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries for the 4th session of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group

Author: Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries for the 4th session of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group to consider the possibility of elaborating an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies....[T]his concept note is an expression of our Working Group’s commitment to advance a coherent, focused, realistic framework for your consideration that is responsive to current dynamics on the ground, and above all, guarantees the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights. In seeking to achieve this, we have distilled the key concerns for us into eight main points.

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