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[PDF] Global Code of Conduct for Respect of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law

Author: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs [Switzerland], Published on: 7 January 2010

Draft Global Code of Conduct....aims to recognize that private services are often performed in circumstances where the rule of law has been essentially undermined and where governments may be unable to effectively enforce the law...This code will be binding upon the corporations that endorse it. It will apply globally in all circumstances, whether or not there is a situation of armed conflict. The corporations endorsing this code will agree to certification, monitoring, and necessary remedial action by an International Accountability Mechanism. [Contents include:] Use of Force and Firearms...Prohibition of Torture and Ill-treatment...Non-discrimination...Freedom of expression and association...Harassment...Sexual Abuse and Trafficking...Prohibition of the worst forms of child labour...Prohibition of slavery and forced labour...Safe and healthy work environment...Training of personnel...Grievance Procedures...

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