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17 October 2013

New charges brought against former Blackwater guards in Baghdad shooting

Author: Sari Horwitz, Washington Post

The Justice Department brought new charges Thursday against four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of taking part in a shooting in Baghdad six years ago that killed 14 unarmed civilians, wounded 18 and enraged public opinion in Iraq....

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19 September 2013

Watchdog Body Will Oversee Private Military Contractors

Author: Carey L. Biron, Inter Press Service (IPS)

Member governments, security companies and civil society organisations...formally created the first international body to be tasked with the monitoring and oversight of private military contractors’ adherence to human rights standards and...

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31 July 2013

[video] Use of military contractors concerns many at UN

Author: Press TV

The United Nations currently uses private security and military contractors to carry out its work across the globe...The United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries convened a meeting...to discuss the continuing use of corporations. Many of...

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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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30 July 2013

UN Working Group on mercenaries calls for more transparency on use of private security companies by UN

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26 June 2013

Case profile: Blackwater USA lawsuit (re 16 Sep 2007 Baghdad incident)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Blackwater over alleged extrajudicial killings of civilians and war crimes in Iraq.]

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4 May 2013

U.N. hiring of armed contractors raises concern about rights abuses

Author: Kyodo News International

The United Nations has hired more than 30 armed private security contractors for its operations in volatile security regions but the arrangement has irked some member countries who voiced concern about possible human rights abuses and illegal actions...

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20 March 2013

Iraq War Contractors Fight On Against Lawsuits, Investigations, Fines [USA]

Author: Christina Wilkie, Huffington Post

Until recently, many of the war's most controversial…U.S. contractors faced relatively few repercussions for their conduct in Iraq…But a handful of court rulings in the past two years have put big-name Iraq War contractors on the defensive against...

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5 March 2013

The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC)

Author: Jose Luis Gomez del Prado, for Global Research

The new security industry of private companies moves large quantities of weapons and military equipment. It provides services for military operations recruiting former militaries as civilians to carry out passive or defensive security. However, these...

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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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