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EU: MEPs call for rules on human rights obligations of private security companies

Author: European Parliament, Published on: 3 May 2017

Private security companies must respect minimum requirements on accountability, the screening of staff and reporting on misconduct [...] said committee MEPs on Tuesday. Foreign Affairs Committee and Defence Sub-Committee MEPs advocate EU-wide rules on private security companies (PSCs)... MEPs suggest drawing up an open list of contractors complying with EU standards [...] and adhering to an international code of conduct. This could be followed by a single set of rules for EU institutions that use PSCs to protect EU staff, modelled on UN or NATO practices... The resolution [...] was approved by 50 votes to 6... The full House is to vote on it at the June plenary session in Strasbourg.

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