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17 January 2017

Ex-Blackwater guards argue appeal

Author: Matt Lakin, Knoxville News Sentinel (USA)

Attorneys for two former Blackwater Worldwide security guards from East Tennessee convicted of killing Iraqi civilians made the case Tuesday before a federal appeals court for their freedom...Court filings show the appeal argues at least one key trial...

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20 June 2016

Human Rights Translated 2.0: A Business Reference Guide

Author: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Global Compact

This publication provides company managers and staff with essential knowledge of what human rights are and how they are relevant for business. It also outlines some key elements of what it means to respect and support human rights in practice. It is...

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3 February 2016

Blackwater contractors appeal US court convictions over shootings in Iraq

Author: Eric Tucker, Associated Press (USA)

“4 ex-Blackwater contractors appeal convictions in shootings”, 1 Feb 2016...

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1 July 2015

PMSC Bulletin Issue number 7 – 1 Jul 2015

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

PMSC Bulletin Issue number 7 – 1 Jul 2015: Private Military & Security Companies and their impacts on human rights: Recent developments...

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23 April 2015

NomoGaia calls for more stringent human rights standards for US govt. private security contractors in Natl. Action Plan

Author: Kendyl Salcito & Mark Wielga, NomoGaia, on Justmeans

"What Blackwater, Oklahoma, and the Extractive Sector Have in Common: U.S. National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights", 20 Apr 2015...

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22 October 2014

Sep 2007 Baghdad shootings - US jury finds Blackwater guards guilty

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9 January 2015

Book review: "The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order"

Author: Economist

As Sean McFate shows in a fascinating and disturbing book, “The Modern Mercenary”, the provision of private armies to the world’s conflict zones has boomed in the past 25 years. The market for these firms could evolve from a monopsony, in which the...

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14 November 2014
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Author: Carlos Miguélez Monroy, Centro de Colaboraciones Solidarias (España)

“Freno a la privatización de los conflictos armados” – 14 de noviembre de 2014...

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28 October 2014
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Author: AFP & Le Monde (France)

« Des ex-mercenaires de Blackwater reconnus coupables du meurtre d'Irakiens », 22 octobre 2014...

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22 October 2014

Blackwater Guards Vow to Appeal Convictions for Iraq Shooting

Author: Zoe Tillman, Legal Times

Former Blackwater security guards convicted Wednesday of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians will challenge the verdict, according to defense lawyers...David Schertler of Washington’s Schertler & Onorato, said the defense would fight the verdict ...

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