Montreux +5 Conference
Operations of private military and security companies during armed conflict. Montreux+5 Conference was an event organised jointly by the Swiss Government and the ICRC, in cooperation with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).
The Montreux Document is an intergovernmental document finalized in 2008 and intended to promote compliance with international humanitarian law and human rights law whenever private military and security companies are present in armed conflicts.
Montreux+5 Conference was organised jointly by the Swiss Government and the ICRC, in cooperation with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). The Conference provided a valuable opportunity for States and international organizations to share experiences in respect to regulation of private military and security companies (PMSCs) and to identify ways to support both implementation and wider endorsement of the Montreux Document.
See also about Montreux + 5 Conference
- Switzerland: Conference highlights efforts to regulate private security companies, News release, 13.12.2014
- Rules should be implemented: keynote address by Christine Beerli, vice-president of the ICRC 11.12.2013
- Chairs’ Conclusions, 13.12.2013
On the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs website