The Montreux document : report of the Ethiopia regional conference on private military and security companies
Geneva : DCAF, 2016
VI, 94 p. : tabl. ; 21 cm
The report presents the discussions held at the regional conference in November 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the recommendations arising from it. The conclusions of the event highlighted that the widespread agreement that the provision of private security has undergone an important evolution with a rise in international PMSCs and domestic private security companies. Participants also discussed how the roles and activities of PMSCs have expanded; in Africa today PMSCs provide operational support to humanitarian actors. Finally, a number of participants raised that community experiences with PMSCs should be taken into account in research of PMSCs and expressed the need to translate the MD to local contexts and to develop actionable solutions.