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ICoCA Ninth Annual General Assembly

On December 5-7, 2022, the General Assembly of ICoCA* (The International Code of Conduct Association) was held in Geneva (Switzerland). Due to the fact, that the "SEAL" Center is the official representative of ICoCA in Ukraine with the status of "Observer", the leadership of the Association invited the delegation of the Center to participate in the General Assembly.

During the General Assembly, the delegation of the Center planned regarding to deliver report on the recognition of Russian private military companies and Nazi formations as terrorist organizations.

Unfortunately, the delegation of the "SEAL" Center was unable to take part in this high-level event due to the aggravation of the war situation in Ukraine.

Taking into account the circumstances, the Center's management decided to send the materials of the report to the Secretariat of the Association with proposals to ICoCA members to react to the terrorist activities of the Russian PMCs.

In particular, it is proposed:

  • 1. To consider the possibility of appealing to international organizations and governments of ICoCA member countries to recognize Russian Nazi formations and PMCs as terrorist organizations.
  • 2. To make a decision on the generalization and publication of data on organizations recognized as terrorist, in particular, by forming and maintaining a unified List of such organizations by ICoCA.
  • * ICoCA was established in 2013 as a non-profit multilateral organization to implement legal regulation and oversee compliance by private military companies (PMCs) and other players in the private security industry with international norms of human rights, humanitarian law and the International Code of Conduct in areas of armed conflicts developed between 2008 and 2010 after the adoption of the "Montreux Document", to which Ukraine, as a State, joined in September 2008. ICoCA includes 7 governments (United States of America, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Australia, Canada), 35 civil society organizations and about 100 PMCs.

    Abstracts of the report sent to the ICoCA Secretariat:
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