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Working Group on the use of mercenaries

2023

Statement by Sorcha MacLeod, member of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the right of peoples to self-determination, 78th session of the General Assembly, 30 October 2023

Statement by Jelena Aparac, member of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries, for the 4th session of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group to elaborate the content of an international regulatory framework, without prejudging the nature thereof, relating to the activities of private military and security companies, April 2023

2022

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries to 51st session of the Human Rights Council, 20 September 2022

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries to the 77th session of the General Assembly, 1 November 2022

Remarks by Jelena Aparac, member of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries, Geneva Academy: IHL Talks, 9 June 2022

Statement by the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries warns about the dangers of the growing use of mercenaries around the globe, 4 March 2022

2021

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, 21 September 2021

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries to the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, 28 October 2021

2020

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries to the 75th session of the General Assembly, 2 November 2020

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries to the 45th session of the Human Rights Council, 17 September 2020

2019

Statement of the Chair on the use of mercenaries to the 3rd Committee of the GA 74th session, 30 October 2019

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries to the 42nd session of the HRC, 9 September 2019

2018

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries to the 73rd session of the General Assembly, 30 October 2018

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries to the 39th session of the Human Rights Council, 12 September 2018

2015

Statement of the Chair of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries for the 4th 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 PMSC, 20 April 2015

2013

Remarks by Gabor Rona, UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries, Montreux +5 Conference, 11-13 December 2013