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Amnesty International Public Statement on the Montreux Document


Following the ratification of the Montreux Document in October 2008, Amnesty International released this statement supporting and criticizing specific elements of the text. The Montreux Document provides states with recommendations and obligations for hiring private military and security companies (PMSCs). However, Amnesty International argues that the document conspicuously fails to require states to investigate PMSCs before hiring them.

Amnesty International
October 14, 2008

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