Private military & security companies

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- Bulletin on private military & security companies and their impacts on human rights - recent developments

- Montreux document on Private Military and Security Companies

- International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers

- UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries


 

 


 

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29 October 2006

[PDF] full report: "Corporate Mercenaries - The threat of private military and security companies"

Author: War on Want

The following pages examine the rapid expansion of private military and security companies (PMSCs), particularly as a result of the occupation of Iraq. As well as providing information on the activities of these companies, the report urges all readers...

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12 November 2007
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Author: AFP

Les dizaines de sociétés de sécurité privées opérant en Afghanistan sont perçues comme étant une source d'insécurité par la population, car lourdement armées et apparemment liées au crime, selon l'étude d'une ONG, Suisspeace... "il n'y a actuellement...

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8 January 2008

Private security contractors look to Africa for recruits

Author: Stephanie Hanes, Christian Science Monitor

...Over the past few years, in Namibia and Uganda, Mozambique, and Burundi, and scores of other impoverished, war-torn countries, American private security companies have increased efforts to hire former fighters for work in Iraq, Afghanistan, and...

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28 January 2008

Iraq contractors tap Latin America's needy

Author: Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times

..."I take pills to help me sleep," Gregorio Calixto says...In the United States, Calixto might be under treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder from his time in Iraq...Here [in Peru] he's an unemployed street vendor...struggling to recover...

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2 March 2008

Why private security companies are essential in post-conflict Iraq

Author: Andy Bearpark, First Director General of British Association of Private Security Companies (BAPSC)

In post-conflict situations...Private Security Companies (PSCs) have become a sine qua non to support the reconstruction process...potential local providers of security...are frequently unable to meet basic standards of accountability...International...

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10 March 2008
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Author: ONU

Le Groupe de Travail des Nations Unies sur l'utilisation des mercenaires a déclaré...sa préoccupation sur les sociétés militaires et de sécurité privée qui agissent régulièrement sans surveillance effective ni obligation de rendre compte de leurs...

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17 April 2008

KBR's Rape Problem

Author: Karen Houppert, The Nation

As news broke of the rape of yet another US military contractor employee in Iraq…the Senate Foreign Relations Committee convened a hearing April 9 to demand that the Justice Department explain why it has failed to prosecute a single sexual assault...

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4 June 2008
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Author: Amada Benavides de Pérez, Grupo de Trabajo de la ONU para el uso de mercenarios

Las PMSC [empresas privadas de seguridad y militares] en América Latina y el Caribe....

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15 September 2008

International humanitarian law and private military/security companies

Author: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Private military and security companies working in situations of armed conflict are also obliged to respect the provisions of international humanitarian law (IHL). Basic facts on the issue and link to expert opinion...What is the status of the staff...

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16 October 2008

Uprising in Angola targets Leviev diamond mining company

Author: Adalah-NY

Though unreported in english media, portuguese-language reports from Angola document that a rebellion last week against diamond mining companies in the Cuango municipality in northeast Angola was repressed brutally by mining companies’ private...

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