Publications

Research

  • A Mapping Study on Montreux Document Outreach and Implementation (2017)

    This extensive research study seeks to inform Montreux Document participants on the strengths as well as the key remaining challenges in outreach and implementation, and is designed to capture legislative practice by national authorities when it comes to regulation of PMSCs. The study also seeks to identify themes and geographical regions tht could benefit from further research, implementation, capacity building, outreach and knowledge sharing. A Mapping Study on Outreach and Implementation

  • Progress and opportunities: challenges and recommendations for Montreux Document participants

    In preparation of the Montreux+5 Conference, Switzerland commissioned DCAF to carry out a study exploring the level of implementation of Montreux Document good practices across participating states and international organisations. The resulting report drew on a combination of research and information gathered on the occasion of four regional conferences as well as national reports provided by Montreux Document participants on the invitation of Switzerland and the ICRC. The study assesses progress and highlights gaps where the Montreux Document could be more effectively implemented.

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Regional Conferences

To increase support for the Montreux Document and to encourage debates on issues related to the regulation of PMSCs, Switzerland, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF) launched a multi-year programme of conferences, which have been held in: 


Meeting Documents

Chair's Summary fourth plenary Meeting of the MDF (June 2018)

Chairs’ summary, Constitutional Meeting of the MDF (December 2014)

Montreux+5 Conference Chairs’ Conclusions (December 2013)

Chairs’ summary, Third meeting of experts on PMSCs (April 2008)

Chairs’ summary, Second meeting of experts on PMSCs (November 2006)

Chairs’ summary, First meeting of experts on PMSCs (January 2006)

Working Group Meetings

Working Practices of the MDF (adopted December 2014)

ICoCA Working Group

Chairs' Summary, Working Group on the International Code of Conduct Association, Meeting of 6 July 2017

Addendum to Chair’s Summary, Working Group on the International Code of Conduct Association, Meeting of 6 July 2017

Maritime Working Group

Agenda of the second meeting of the maritime working group (June 2018)

Briefing Note of the second meeting of the maritime working group (June 2018)

Plan of Action of the second meeting of the maritime working group (June 2018)