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14 May 2013

[video] Dyncorp’s ‘strategic’ defense in drug crop spraying suit [Colombia & Ecuador]

Author: Bloomberg Law

Eric Lasker, partner at Hollingsworth...talks with Bloomberg Law’s Spencer Mazyck about successfully defending DynCorp International...in U.S. federal court litigation with several thousand Ecuadorian citizens over claims of widespread environmental...

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30 April 2013

[PDF] Private military & security companies & their impacts on human rights - Bulletin Issue 4

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to our fourth PMSC Bulletin. To assist those interested in private military & security companies (PMSCs) and their impacts on human rights, we publish this bulletin semi-annually to highlight key developments reported by NGOs, governments...

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6 March 2013

DynCorp Dodges Ecuadoreans' Chemical-Exposure Suit [USA] [subscription only]

Author: Gavin Broady, Law360 [USA]

Government contractor DynCorp International Inc. has escaped a suit over injuries purportedly caused by anti-narcotic herbicides sprayed at the Colombia-Ecuador border, after a Washington, D.C., judge determined the plaintiffs could not establish...

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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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28 January 2013

Putting Credibility Into a Code of Conduct

Author: David Isenberg, Huffington Post

Academi is about to release a new Code of Conduct, which should go a long way towards assuring people that when it comes to responsible ethical behavior, Academi is putting serious internal oversight where its mouth is...Academi's new code...runs 33...

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29 October 2012

[PDF] Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin - Issue 7

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Full text of October 2012 issue of the Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin. Refers to lawsuits against adidas, Amesys (part of Bull), Anadarko, Anglo Platinum (part of Anglo American), Areva, Blackwater, BP, CACI, Cameron International...

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12 September 2012
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Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas (CAOI)

…[Hace] casi 40 años y en vista de las conductas contrarias a los derechos humanos de muchas empresas transnacionales y de la insuficiencia del marco jurídico nacional…se intentó…[uno] internacional para contenerlas…En el Informe de la Secretaría...

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Company response
18 July 2012

DynCorp response to report raising human rights concerns over its operations

Author: DynCorp

From the first page, the so-called report’s very premise is flawed. DynCorp International it is not a security company – it provides sophisticated aviation, knowledge-transfer, logistics, humanitarian and operational solutions; security work makes up...

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11 July 2012

UN criticized for growing use of private security firms

Author: Associated Press

[The Global Policy Forum] [a] non-profit organization that monitors the United Nations published a report...criticizing the UN's growing use of private military and security companies...The Global Policy Forum said the UN's increasing use of these...

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31 May 2012

[PDF] Legal avenues for EJOs to claim environmental liability - EJOLT Report No. 4

Author: Antoni Pigrau, Susana Borràs, Jordi Jaria i Manzano, Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann, Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT)

Questions of global justice raise within transnational relations in the light of an ever increasing number of instances of massive environmental damage and human rights violations, resulting from the operation of multinational corporations (MNCs). This...

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