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21 February 2012

Corporate Accountability Now

Author: Corporate Accountability Now is a joint project of EarthRights International, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the Human Rights Litigation and International Legal Advocacy Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School

On February 28, 2012, the Supreme Court will hear two cases that will determine whether corporations can be sued for their complicity in torture, crimes against humanity, and other human rights abuses [Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, and Mohamad v....

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15 February 2012
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Author: Olivier Fourt, Radio France Internationale (RFI)

«[U]n code de bonne conduite », non contraignant…a été adopté par certaines compagnies. Dans un environnement très anglo-saxon, où les géants sont nord-américains ou britanniques (G4S, Triskel, Vanguard) la France réfléchit à une loi pour encadrer l...

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8 February 2012

Iraq wants to limit private security contractors

Author: AFP

Iraq deeply mistrusts private security companies and wants to limit their operations here, officials say, while the contractors themselves have faced bureaucratic delays and detentions. This mistrust stems from perceived arrogant behaviour by...

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7 January 2012

Blackwater successor settles Baghdad shooting suit

Author: Associated Press

The new owners of the security company formerly known as Blackwater…settled a lawsuit brought by some of the survivors and estates of Iraqis killed during an infamous 2007 shooting in Baghdad. The settlement closes the last lawsuit against the company...

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6 January 2012

Blackwater settles Iraq killings suit

Author: Terry Baynes, Reuters

A wrongful death lawsuit linked to a defining moment of the Iraq war has ended with the company formerly known as Blackwater [now Academi] agreeing to settle with the families of four security contractors killed in a gruesome 2004 ambush...The lawsuit...

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28 December 2011
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Author: Marie-Amélie Clopès, Grotius International [France]

L’initiative suisse…entretient la conviction que la régulation des acteurs privés doit engager les Etats…C’est ce que tente d’engager l’initiative suisse par le biais du Document de Montreux ratifié en septembre 2008 par 17 Etats…[L]e Département des...

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1 November 2011

UN Panel Wants Iraq to Address Military Contractor Immunity

Author: Talk Radio News Service [USA]

With the role of security contractors set to increase in Iraq, UN experts want the Iraqi government to settle their legal status once and for all. Contractor numbers are expected to grow once American troops leave the country at the end of the year.....

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24 October 2011

Blackwater Guards Pitch Manslaughter Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Author: Mike Scarcella, Blog of the Legal Times [USA]

The former Blackwater security guards charged with manslaughter in a shooting in Iraq want the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision that revived the stalled prosecution…Lawyers for the guards filed a petition in the high court Friday under seal,...

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10 August 2011

U.S. Relies on Contractors in Somalia Conflict

Author: Jeffrey Gettleman, Mark Mazzetti & Eric Schmitt, New York Times

Bancroft Global Development...plays a vital part in the conflict now raging inside Somalia, a country that has been effectively ungoverned and mired in chaos for years. The fight against the Shabab, a group that United States officials fear could...

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19 July 2011

D.C. Circuit Refuses To Rehear Blackwater Manslaughter Case [USA]

Author: Mike Scarcella, Blog of the Legal Times

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit...said it will not review a panel's decision to revive the prosecution of former Blackwater private security guards charged in the shooting deaths of Iraqi civilians in 2007. The nine active judges...

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