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Background

Private security regulation – Montreux Document

Project contact

Anna Marie Burdzy

Project overview

DCAF is a strategic implementing partner for the Montreux Document, which recalls the pertinent international humanitarian and human rights law obligations of states in relation to the use of private military and security companies in situations of armed conflict. DCAF activities include:

  • Building political support for the Montreux Document among states and international organisations.
  • Promoting the implementation of good practices contained in the Montreux Document, at the international, regional, and national levels.
  • As Secretariat of the Montreux Document Forum (MDF), supporting the work of its co-chairs, the Swiss government and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).