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UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Fourth 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 Human Rights Council resolution 22/33, the fourth session of the working group was held from 27 April to 1 May 2015, in Room XIX of the Palais des Nations (Geneva).

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.

Member States and participants are kindly invited to share orally and/or in writing (by email to mwiener@ohchr.org) any updates on relevant legislation, initiatives and other measures taken concerning the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the activities of private military and security companies.

Accreditation

Registration form

States, organizations and NGOs wishing to accredit representatives to the fourth 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 (malban@ohchr.org), by fax on +41 22 928 90 14 or by mail to UNOG-OHCHR, CH-1211 Geneva 10.

Registration prior to the session will ensure that a badge will be available on 24 April 2015 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.


Documentation

Pre-session documents
Provisional agenda E F S C A R
Draft programme of work E only

Summary of the third 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

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In-session documents
Concept Note submitted by 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 E only
Statement of the Chair 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 E only
Statement on behalf of the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights E only
Statement by Pakistan E only
Statement by the Islamic Republic of Iran E only
Statement by South Africa E only
Statement by Norway E only
Statement by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland E only
Statement by Switzerland F only
Statement by the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers’ Association E only
Statement by China C only
Statement by Brazil E only
Statement by Cuba S only
Statement by Mexico S only
Statement of Mr. Paul Gibson, Director of SCEG E only
Statement by Mr. Stuart Casey-Maslen, Senior researcher in international law at the University of Pretoria E only
UN Security Management System Policy on Armed Private Security Companies E only
UN Guidelines on the Use of Armed Security Services from Private Security Companies E only
Concluding remarks by the European Union E only
Concluding remarks by the African Group F only
Concluding remarks by the Chairperson-Rapporteur 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 E only 
Post-session documents
Statement to the Human Rights Council on 17 September 2015, by the Chairperson-Rapporteur 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 E only 
Report 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 on its fourth session   E F S C A R