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The Montreux Document on Private Military and Security Companies: Proceedings of the Regional Workshop for Latin America

31 December, 2011


On the 12th and 13th of May 2011 a workshop was held in Santiago, Chile, to discuss the “Montreux Document on Pertinent International Legal Obligations and Good Practices for States related to Operations of Private Military and Security Companies during Armed Conflict” and its relevance for the Latin American region. The workshop was convened by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in co‐operation with the International Committee of the Red Cross and in collaboration with DCAF and the Global Consortium on Security Transformation. The event included the participation of 80 representatives of governments, international organisations and civil society from 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. These proceedings were prepared by the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces at the request of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.