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UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Fifth 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 28/7, the fifth session of the working group was held from 12 to 16 December 2016, in Room XXI 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.

Accreditation

Registration form

States, organizations and NGOs wishing to accredit representatives to the fifth 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 (ilanel@ohchr.org) or by mail (to UNOG-OHCHR, CH-1211 Geneva 10).

Registration prior to the session will ensure that a badge will be available 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 (A/HRC/WG.10/5/1)

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Draft programme of work E only

In session documents

Opening statement of Ms. Peggy Hicks, Director, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, OHCHR E
Opening statement by Ambassador Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the intergovernmental working group E
Statement of Ms. Elzbieta Karska, Member of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the rights of peoples to self-determination E
Presentation by Mr. Surya Deva, Member, UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational business corporations and other business enterprises E
Presentation by Mr. Aly Marie Sagne, President, Lumière Synergie pour le Developpement, Senegal F
Presentation by DCAF on national and regional implementation of the norms and good practices stemming from the Montreux Document, the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC), and others, via DCAF’s advisory work in Latin America and the Caribbean E
Presentation by Ms. Anna Petrig, Researcher, University of Basel, on “Regulating PMSCs at Sea: Operational and Legal Specificities” E
Statement delivered by the African Group E
Statement delivered by South Africa E
Statement delivered by India E
Statement by Cercle de recherche sur les droits et les devoirs de la personne humaine F
Concluding remarks by the European Union E
Closing statement delivered by the United States of America E
Concluding remarks by Ambassador Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the intergovernmental working group E

Post-session documents

Summary of the fifth 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 (A/HRC/WG.10/5/2) A C E F R S