29.01.2016 to 29.01.2016 - Geneva

Second Montreux Document Forum plenary

As Secretariat of the Montreux Document Forum (MDF), DCAF supported Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in holding the second annual MDF Plenary meeting. The meeting provided a space for informal exchange among Montreux Document participants following the launch of the MDF in December 2014 as a platform for consultation and cooperation on issues related to the regulation of private military and security companies (PMSCs).

The Plenary was attended by twenty-seven states and two international organisations participant to the MD. The agenda included a thematic discussion on the use of PMSCs in maritime settings and a sharing of the implementation of the Montreux Document’s good practices. DCAF also delivered a presentation on the discussions and conclusions of the Regional Conference on PMSCs held in November 2015 in Ethiopia. Additionally, DCAF presented on the development of a legislative guidance tool to support states in their regulation of PMSCs. Learn more