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Rémy Friedmann

Rémy Friedmann is Senior Advisor on business and human rights at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs since 2011. He was also the chair, between 2014 and 2019, of the Board of Directors of the association of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoCA), a multi-stakeholder initiative launched by Switzerland, with the over-arching objective to articulate human rights responsibilities of private security companies, and to set out international principles and standards for the responsible provision of private security services. As part of his portfolio, he has worked for the Swiss government on the multi-stakeholder process that has led to the creation of an independent Centre for sport and human rights based in Geneva. He has an extensive experience in the humanitarian field, human rights and peacebuilding. He has worked for the European Union on crisis response and peacebuilding, as the Swiss special envoy for peace policy in Colombia and coordinator of the Swiss mine action policy, as a peacebuilding advisor at the Swiss Embassy in Colombia, as a human rights officer at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia and as a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Iraq, Somalia, Peru, South Africa, and Azerbaijan.

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