Humanitarian Global Defence Forum

Montreux

Montreux

The Montreux Document is the result of an international process launched by the Swiss government and the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), which aims to promote respect for international humanitarian law and international law relating to human rights in...

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A disturbing International law violation

A disturbing International law violation

The recruitment and use of children in armed conflicts is steadily increasing on the international stage,even if it is an obvious violation of international law. The Azoth team cares a lot about this situation. «Public Statement by Chair of Security Council Working...

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A pressing need to new remedies

A pressing need to new remedies

Violations of human rights and children’s rights are real scourges whose cure is virtually inaccessible because of the many constraints located downstream of a process of international and impartial resolution. The situation is worrisome and new, more direct and...

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Children working in private military compagnies

Children working in private military compagnies

The work on private security companies has some considerable risks. Unfortunately, many private security companies have children in their ranks. The International Labor Organization (ILO) and Azoth care about this alarming situation. Children in hazardous work are in...

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A Step Forward

A Step Forward

Since the 1990s we are witnessing the increasing use of private military and security companies in a number of contexts within conflicts. These companies have been hired by governments, private corporations and humanitarian agencies to provide, depending on the...

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