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1 July 2011

Combating Impunity

Author: Business and Human Rights Documentation Project (B-HRD)

[sections include: "Business Impacts on Human Rights" - with links to statements/responses by CACI, Triple Canopy, Blackwater Worldwide, Crescent Security Group, KBR, Erinys; "Demanding Justice"; "Human Rights Defenders"]

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16 June 2011

Iraq must regulate private security firms-UN experts

Author: Reuters

Iraq should tightly regulate private security firms to prevent abuses by their employees when they stay on in the country after a scheduled U.S. military withdrawal, a U.N. working group said...the U.S. State Department plans to use more than 5,000...

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6 June 2011

Former Blackwater Guards Challenge Appeals Court Ruling

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

Lawyers for four former Blackwater security guards are challenging an appeals court ruling that revived the government's manslaughter prosecution in Washington federal district court. The attorneys today filed a petition (PDF) asking the full U.S....

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25 May 2011

Congress Considers Penalties for U.S. Contractors Abroad

Author: David Ingram, BLT: The Blog of Legal Times [USA]

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is making a new push to apply some U.S. criminal laws to federal employees and government contractors who are working abroad. The move by Sen. Patrick Leahy…is at least the third such attempt since a high...

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22 April 2011

Appeals Court Reinstates Blackwater Manslaughter Case in D.C.

Author: Blog of the Legal Times [USA]

A federal appeals court today reinstated the prosecution of a group of Blackwater security guards charged...with manslaughter and weapons violations for their alleged roles in a shooting in Baghdad that killed more than a dozen civilians. In December...

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17 March 2011
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Author: Parlement européen

Les sociétés privées de sécurité jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans les conflits….mais il leur est difficile de contrôler leurs agissements…Une réponse partielle…a été la mise en place d'un code de conduite. Près de la moitié des sociétés...

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1 March 2011
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Author: José L. Gómez del Prado y Helena Torroja Mateu

La proliferación de empresas militares y de seguridad privadas (EMSP)...es un fenómeno contemporáneo alarmante...Estas empresas se han convertido en el brazo armado de algunos Estados, de beligerantes y otros entes no estatales que actúan con total...

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1 March 2011

[PDF] Privatising security and war

Author: José L Gómez del Prado, UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries

State security functions…are being outsourced to private military and security companies in countries where conflict is displacing many people...[P]rivate military and security companies (PMSC)...are having an increasingly negative impact by causing...

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29 January 2011

Ex-Blackwater president denies lawsuit claims of excessive force, falsified travel documents

Author: Mike Baker, Associated Press

The former president of the security firm Blackwater has denied in sworn testimony that the company's contractors regularly used excessive force or that officials falsified travel documents. Gary Jackson said in a December deposition for a civil...

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26 January 2011

Federal judge returns shooting lawsuit involving company once known as Blackwater to NC court [USA]

Author: Mike Baker, Associated Press

Survivors and estates of Iraqis killed during an infamous 2007 shooting involving a U.S. security company's contractors cannot sue the firm or its workers in federal court, a judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle said in his...

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