Law and Policy Events 12 August 2020 13:00 - 14:30

Panel Discussion on Private Military and Security Companies

Speakers & panellists

Dr. Mohamed Ghazi
Assistant Professor of International Law, Islamic University, Iraq

Dr. Mohamed Ghazi

Panellist

Kelisiana Thynne
Legal Adviser in the IHL Advisory Service, ICRC Geneva

Kelisiana Thynne

Panellist

Jean-Michel Rousseau
Montreux Document Forum Secretariat, DCAF

Jean-Michel Rousseau

Panellist

Basant Abdel-Meguid
Legal Adviser in the Regional IHL Department for the Middle East and North Africa, ICRC

Basant Abdel-Meguid

Moderator

About the event

The use of private military and security companies (PMSCs), including in the Middle East and North Africa Region, has caused concerns for ensuring the respect for international human rights law (IHRL) and international humanitarian law (IHL), especially when PMSCs operate in situations of armed conflict and other situations of violence.

In order to clarify classifications and applicable legal frameworks, and to highlight international efforts and good practices, the ICRC IHL Regional Department for the Middle East and North Africa Region and the Montreux Document Forum are co-organizing a virtual Panel Discussion on PMSCs on 12 August 2020 at 13:00 Cairo Time (GMT+2).

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Date & Time

12 August 2020 13:00 - 14:30