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9 November 2010


Author: Melik Özden, CETIM's Human Rights Programme, Permanent representative to the U.N.

The aim of this Report is to analyse the problems posed by mercenarism. We also describe the measures already taken or proposed, in particular within the United Nations, to stamp out this phenomenon which has a detrimental impact on the enjoyment of...

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24 October 2010

Use of Contractors Added to War’s Chaos in Iraq

Author: James Glanz and Andrew W Lehren, New York Times

Even now — with many contractors discredited for unjustified shootings and a lack of accountability amply described in the documents [300,000 classified military documents made public by WikiLeaks] — the [US] military cannot do without them. There are...

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20 October 2010

Security Firms Plan Code in Bid for Self-Regulation

Author: Nathan Hodge, Wall Street Journal

More than 20 private security firms are expected to sign an international code of conduct next month, as the controversial, fast-growing industry responds to a series of damaging setbacks. Companies that sign on to the industry-led effort at a Nov. 9...

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3 September 2010

[PDF] Why private military and security companies should be regulated

Author: José Luis Gómez del Prado

[T]he independent experts of the UN Working Group on mercenaries have arrived to the logic conclusion that a new binding international legal instrument is necessary to regulate and monitor the activities of private military and security companies ...

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21 May 2010

The Olympics Will Be Protected by Aegis: Ay, There's the Rub

Author: David Isenberg, The Huffington Post

It was announced on Feb. 17 that Aegis Defence Services Ltd., headquaartered in London, won a multiple awardees contract award...to provide security consultancy services [for the 2012 Olympics]...Aegis...has been among the biggest firms in Iraq...One...

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19 May 2010

[PDF] Private Security Companies and Local Populations: An Exploratory Study of Afghanistan and Angola

Author: Ulrike Joras and Adrian Schuster (eds.), Swisspeace

This paper looks at how local populations perceive Private Security Companies (PSCs) and what the impact of their activities may be on peoples’ every day lives, examining the two country cases, Afghanistan and Angola...The study suggests that PSCs...

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16 September 2009

[PDF] "The public cost of private security in Afghanistan"

Author: Centre on International Cooperation

The absence of effective oversight of the private security sector in Afghanistan undermines the credibility and safety of the Afghan government and the international stabilization effort... To date, regulation of PSCs in Afghanistan has been more...

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15 August 2009

Security industry to review vetting after report on murder suspect

Author: Terri Judd and Tom Peck, The Independent [UK]

The private security industry regulator has promised to tighten vetting practices after The Independent revealed that the man accused of shooting dead two fellow security contractors in Iraq had a long history of psychiatric illness, was awaiting...

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11 August 2009

Iraq guard Fitzsimons tells The Times he killed in self-defence

Author: The Times [UK]

A British security guard facing trial for murder in Iraq [said]...that a drunken brawl led to him shooting to death two colleagues...Danny Fitzsimons, an employee of the British security company ArmorGroup [part of G4S], was arrested in Baghdad...He...

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11 August 2009

Iraq: ArmorGroup guard to face trial after admitting killing 2 colleagues - first private security guard on trial in Iraq since immunity

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