Panel Event
Thursday 21 July 2016
Conference Room 3, United Nations Headquarters, New York


  • How does PMSC activity affect the right of peoples to self-determination?
  • In the context of PMSC activity, how can protection of the right to self-determination be strengthened?
  • How does privatization of war impact accountability for violations of international human rights and humanitarian law?
  • What is the impact of private actors in warfare on access to remedy for victims?
  • What regulatory framework would ensure accountability for PMSC activity?
  • What regulatory framework would ensure access to redress and remedy for victims?

PANEL I - The effect of privatization of war on self-determination

  • Mr. Abu Ziad, International Advocacy Officer,Addameer, Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Palestine
  • Mr. Oladiran Bello, Executive Director, Good Governance Africa, Lagos, Nigeria

PANEL II - The effect of privatization of war on accountability and remedy

  • Mr. Jordi Palou Loverdos, NOVACT-International Institute for Nonviolent Action, Spain
  • Ms. Katherine Gallagher, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, U.S.A.

PANEL III - Options for regulation

  • Mr. Andrew Orsmond, Executive Director of International Code of Conduct Assocation, Switzerland
  • Ms. Meg Roggensack, Senior Adviser on Business and Human Rights, Human Rights First



  • Opening remarks by Patricia Arias (Chairperson Rapporteur)


Privatization of War: the Impact on Human Rights