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21 November 2016

Ex-child soldiers to sue Aegis Defence Services in UK for alleged failure to mitigate psychological harm they suffered when recruited as adult mercenaries in Iraq

Author: Alice Ross, Guardian (United Kingdom)

"Ex-child soldiers to sue UK firm that hired them to be mercenaries in Iraq", 18 Nov 2016...

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19 April 2016

UK security firm Aegis accused of failing to check if mercenaries it employed to work in Iraq were former child soldiers

Author: Alice Ross, Guardian (UK)

A former senior director at a British firm says that it employed mercenaries from Sierra Leone to work in Iraq because they were cheaper than Europeans and did not check if they were former child soldiers. James Ellery, who was a director of Aegis...

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20 October 2015

"Private Military and Security Companies: Industry-Led Self-Regulatory Initiatives versus State-Led Containment Strategies"

Author: Raymond Saner, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding

PMSCs have played an important role in war making and related security activities, and will most likely play an even larger role in the coming years. This Working Paper discusses the tensions between the PMSC industry, their client governments and...

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27 April 2014
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Author: ats (Agence Télégraphique Suisse) & Newsnet

L'entreprise d'armée privée justifie son départ de Bâle par l'introduction de la nouvelle loi de régulation des sociétés de sécurité, mise sous toit par le Parlement en automne dernier. La nouvelle législation représente un «obstacle insurmontable»...

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24 September 2013

Mercenary services outlawed by parliament (Switzerland)

Author: swissinfo.ch

Private security contractors based in Switzerland will no longer be allowed to provide mercenaries and will have to report to the federal authorities any services they plan to supply beyond the country’s borders. New legislation...will be applied to...

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20 September 2013

Founding Industry Members

Author: International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association (ICoCA)

Founding Industry Members ACADEMI, AEGIS, AGEMA Svcs., Al Hurea, Al Thuraya Consultancy, Edinburgh Intl., Edson Tiger, Ekpedefsi Epikinonia, KK Security, Kryptais Group Intl., Pheonix Maritime Protection, Pilgrims Group, Plexus Consultancy, Special...

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10 September 2013
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Author: ATS & Newsnet

La Suisse va interdire aux entreprises privées d'offrir des services de mercenaires à l'étranger. Le Conseil national a adopté mardi cette nouvelle loi…La nouvelle réglementation s'appliquera aux entreprises qui fournissent des prestations de sécurité...

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2 August 2013
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Author: Julie Lévesque, Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation

José L. Gómez del Prado, ancien président du Groupe de travail de l’ONU sur les mercenaires, explique comment les sociétés militaires et de sécurité privées ont créé le Code de conduite international des entreprises de sécurité privées, une association...

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30 April 2013

[PDF] Private military & security companies & their impacts on human rights - Bulletin Issue 4

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to our fourth PMSC Bulletin. To assist those interested in private military & security companies (PMSCs) and their impacts on human rights, we publish this bulletin semi-annually to highlight key developments reported by NGOs, governments,...

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5 March 2013

Time to Put Private Security Contractors Under the Gun

Author: Amol Mehra (International Corporate Accountability Roundtable) for Huffington Post [USA]

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Blue Mountain Group to respond. Blue Mountain Group said they have no comment; previous Aegis Defense Services response provided below] On the night of the attack [on US consulate in Benghazi, Libya]...

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