Montreaux Document

Montreaux Document

The Montreux Document is an intergovernmental document intended to promote respect for international humanitarian law and human rights law whenever private military and security companies are present in armed conflicts. It is not legally binding, but contains a compilation of relevant international legal obligations and good practices. The Montreux Document was finalized by consensus on 17 September 2008 by 17 States with a growing number of participating State since then. 

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Type of Document:
International Agreement
Subject:
Piracy, Private Security
Region:
Somalia
Author:
International Committee of the Red Cross and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs