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The Montreux Document on Pertinent International Legal Obligations and Good Practices for States Related to Operations on Private Military and Security Companies During Armed Conflict (2008)

The Montreux Document outlines and reaffirms the existing obligations of states under international law, in particular international humanitarian law and human rights law, relating to the activities of private military and security companies in situations of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It also lists good practices designed to help states take national measures to implement these obligations.