Second 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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Pursuant to paragraph 5 of Human Rights Council resolution 15/26  English Français Español العربية 中文 русский, the second session of the working group will be held from 13 to 17 August 2012, in Room XX 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 second 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 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 13 August 2012 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 English Français Español العربية 中文 русский
Draft programme of work English
Summary of the first session English Français Español العربية 中文 русский  
In-session documents
Submission by the Working Group on the use of mercenaries (A/HRC/WG/10/2/CRP/1) English only
Post-session documents
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 second session (A/HRC/22/41) English Français Español العربية 中文 русский
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) English Français Español العربية 中文 русский
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) English Français Español العربية 中文 русский
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 English Français Español العربية 中文 русский
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 English

Statements and Presentations

Statements and presentations by experts

Other statements and presentations

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