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1 January 2011

[PDF] Private sector actors & peacebuilding: A framework for analysis

Author: Intl. Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), Swedish Institute of Intl. Affairs (UI)

The role of private sector actors in peace processes is a growing field of research...it is clear that private sector actors may play important roles when it comes to fostering peace and development in conflictaffected countries...The development from...

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1 November 2010
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Author: Maria Prandi y Josep M. Lozano (Eds.), Escola de Cultura de Pau (UAB)/ Instituto de Innovación Social (ESADE)

Este libro...cierra una trilogía que busca identificar, evaluar y promover el papel de la empresa respecto a los tres pilares fundacionales de Naciones Unidas: los derechos humanos, el desarrollo y la construcción de paz...Esta reflexión tiene que ver....

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25 October 2010

Corporate War Crimes: Prosecuting Pillage of Natural Resources

Author: Open Society Justice Initiative

Pillage means theft during war. Although the prohibition against pillage dates to the Roman Empire, pillaging is a modern war crime that can be enforced before international and domestic criminal courts…Reviving corporate liability for pillaging...

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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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18 May 2010

[PDF] Private Military and Security Companies and Gender (Toolkit 10)

Author: Sabrina Schulz and Christina Yeung, OSCE/ODIHR, UN-INSTRAW

In order to ensure the effectiveness…of security sector reform (SSR) involving Private Security Companies (PSCs) and Private Military Companies (PMCs) it is indispensable to integrate gender aspects into all operations...Initiatives to integrate gender...

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17 May 2010

[PDF] “Financial Peacebuilding”- Impacts of the Nepalese conflict on the financial sector and its potential for peacebuilding

Author: Ulrike Joras, Swisspeace

The financial sector is assumed to have a catalyst role for economic development…The importance of an adequate financial service provision has also been recognised for post-conflict peacebuilding and reconstruction…This working paper looks at options...

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29 April 2010
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Author: Marco Sassòli, l’Université de Genève [Suisse]

En [Droit International Humanitaire], les employés des CMSP ne rentrent souvent pas dans la très restrictive définition des mercenaires. Ils ne sont en général pas non plus incorporés dans les forces armées d’une partie au conflit. Par conséquent, ils...

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26 March 2010

Blood Money: A Grounded Theory of Corporate Citizenship Myanmar (Burma) as a Case in Point

Author: Nicky Black, University of Waikato

From 2006 to 2009, Nicky Black studied corporate citizenship in the oil and gas sector in Myanmar…The resulting PhD thesis, ‘Blood Money. A Grounded Theory of Corporate Citizenship’...describes the drivers for more ‘responsible’ corporate engagement...

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15 November 2009

[PDF] Colombia: Regulating Private Military and Security Companies in a “Territorial State”

Author: Irene Cabrera & Antoine Perret, Externado University of Colombia

[A]t the end of the cold war…many Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) were formed or deployed in Colombia...norms were created to try to control this industry and a special entity is in charge of reviewing the[ir] activities...but…practice...

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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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