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30 July 2013
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Author: José L. Gómez del Prado en El Ciudadano (Chile)

Con el fin de discutir la utilización de empresas militares y de seguridad privadas con uso de la fuerza armada para proteger al personal de las Naciones Unidas...así como la utilización...en las operaciones humanitarias y de mantenimiento de la paz,...

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28 January 2013
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Author: Sébastien Masteau, Perspectives Internationales [France]

Le recours aux Sociétés Militaires de Sécurité Privée (SMSP) semble avoir connu un tournant historique lors des récentes campagnes militaires en Afghanistan et en Irak…En termes juridiques, aucune disposition nationale n’interdit stricto sensu la...

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17 January 2013

A ''Mutiny'' in Kabul: Guards Allege Security Problems Have Put Embassy at Risk [Afghanistan]

Author: Adam Zagorin, Project On Government Oversight (POGO)

Private guards responsible for protecting...the [US] embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan...say security weaknesses have left it dangerously vulnerable to attack. In interviews and written communications with the Project On Government Oversight (POGO),...

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1 October 2012

BBC investigation says G4S was warned not to employ guard in Iraq days before he murdered 2 colleagues; victim's mother calls for G4S to be charged with corporate manslaughter

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1 October 2012

In full: G4S response

Author: BBC [UK]

[G4S said:]...Our screening processes should have been better implemented in this situation but it is a matter of speculation what role, if any, this may have played in the incident...The police have stated in open court that in their view and that of...

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1 June 2012

Report criticises UN's "dangerous" growing use of private security firms, calls system "unaccountable" - UN says use of contractors appropriate if "due diligence" ensured

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1 June 2012

[PDF] Dangerous Partnership, Private Military & Security Companies and the UN

Author: Lou Pingeot, Global Policy Forum

The United Nations is increasingly hiring Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) for a wide array of security services. The UN’s leadership says these services are needed to protect the organization’s staff and worldwide operations from...

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7 July 2011

Global private security industry booms

Author: Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service

A booming private security industry...deploys...20 million armed personnel worldwide: twice the number of police officers, according to the annual 2011 Small Arms Survey...[T]he study says regulation and accountability mechanisms have not kept up with...

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28 February 2011

Briton Danny Fitzsimons jailed in Iraq for contractors' murders

Author: Caroline Davies, The Guardian [UK]

A former British soldier [Danny Fitzsimons] who claims to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder has been jailed for 20 years in Iraq for the murder of two fellow security contractors...colleagues at the UK security firm ArmorGroup, now part...

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1 January 2011
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Author: Marie-Eve Lapointe, Revue québécoise de droit international

La multiplication des entreprises militaires et de sécurité privées ainsi que leur implication croissante au sein des conflits armés soulèvent de nombreuses interrogations…[N]ous tenterons de démontrer que la logique commerciale qui prévaut...

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