Guiding Principle 7
The measures adopted regarding Guiding Principle 7 are incorporated to the obligations corresponding to the State under International Humanitarian Law in situations of armed conflict and in accordance with International Criminal Law and, in particular, those derived from signing of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. In this context, it should also be noted that Spain is part of the Montreux Document on the relevant legal obligations and good practices of States with regard to the operations of private military and security companies during armed conflicts.
“The Government, through its representations abroad, will inform companies about the risks involved in their business activities and relationships, especially in areas affected by conflicts.”
“Within the framework of the implementation of the II National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, the Government will develop tools and action guides directed to companies on how to address the risk of sexual violence and gender violence in conflict situations.”
“The Government undertakes to include clauses on respect for human rights when contracting private military and security services in accordance with the United Nations Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Official Officials (1990), the Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials (1979) and the Arms Trade Treaty (2013).”
“The Government will promote the application of the OECD Due Diligence Guide for Supply Chains Responsible for Minerals in Conflict or High Risk Areas.”
“The Government will participate in multilateral efforts aimed at improving the prevention, mitigation and remedy of situations in which companies are involved in serious human rights abuse.”