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UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

First session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group to consider the possibility of elaborating an international regulatory framework on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies

Pursuant to paragraph 5 of Human Rights Council resolution 15/26  [E F S A C R], the first session of the working group will be held from 23 to 27 May 2011, in Room XX of the Palais des Nations (Geneva).

Documentation


Pre-session documents
Provisional agenda E F S A C R
Programme of work E
In-session documents
Submission by the Working Group on the use of mercenaries E
Post-session documents
Summary of the first session E
Background documents
Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, A/HRC/15/25 (containing ‘The draft of a possible Convention on Private Military and Security Companies’ in the annex) E F S A C R
Note of the Secretary-General, Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, A/63/325 (containing the ‘Elaborated principles, guidelines and criteria for national and international regulation mechanisms’ in chapter IV) E F S A C R
Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, John Ruggie, on ‘Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework ‘, A/HRC/17/31 E F S A C R
Montreux Document on pertinent international legal obligations and good practices for States related to operations of private military and security companies during armed conflict, A/63/467–S/2008/636 E

Statements and Presentations

Participants

The working group is open-ended. This means that all UN Member and Observer States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations with ECOSOC consultative status may attend public meetings of the working group.

Accreditation

Registration form

States, organizations and NGOs wishing to accredit representatives to the first session of the working group are invited to complete the registration form and send it together with their signed request for accreditation either by email (jraue@ohchr.org or osolera@ohchr.org), by fax on +41 22 928 90 50 or by mail to UNOG-OHCHR, CH-1211 Geneva 10.

Registration prior to the session will ensure that a badge will be available on 23 May 2011 at the Security Identification Section located at main entrance to the Palais des Nations, Gate Pregny (opposite the building of the International Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC), Avenue de la Paix, 1211, Geneva. The accreditation office is open from 8:00 to 17:00. 

 

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