On the 12th October, Shock Monitor attended the 2017 Annual General Assembly for the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) for Private Security Contractors in Geneva, Switzerland.
The international seminar on “Human Rights and New Forms of Mercenarism: Violations, Limits and Opportunities of the International Legal System” took place on 21 April, at the Palau Macaya in Barcelona, with the aim of exposing, analysing and operationalizing the causes and impacts of private sector military and security companies on human rights.
On the 16th and 17th of February, the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) and the Direcció General de Cooperació de la Generalitat de Catalunya organized the international seminar “Business and Human Rights: Comparing Experiences” which incorporated the participation of national and international organizations, political representatives, academia, private companies, trade unions and civil society organizations.
CEI – International Affairs and NOVACT have organized in Barcelona the Seminar “Human rights and new forms of mercenarism: Violations, limits and opportunities of the international legal system” with the aim of exposing, demonstrating and analysing the causes of the serious impact of the Private Military and Security Industry on human rights.
The conference was organized with the aim of reflecting and starting to take action in the defense of the human rights violations committed by transnational companies.
Even though the majority of the world's governments take part in the International Human Rights System, states tend to keep their responsibilities inside the own national territory, leaving the international protection of human rights in a legal vacuum.