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Montreux Document Forum



The Montreux Document is the first document of international significance to reaffirm the existing obligations of states under international law -- in particular international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law -- relating to the activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs).

In line with our mandate, DCAF encourages states who are not familiar with, or do not support the Montreux Document at present, to consider doing so.  Read more about the Montreux Document or visit